Education Outreach Opportunities

Classroom Water Quality & Conservation Opportunities
The Chesterton Storm Water Quality Program is committed to providing quality storm water and water conservation education opportunities to every student in the Duneland school system.

Through collaborative efforts with neighboring Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) communities and various other entities, we offer fun and creative activities for the classroom to foster awareness and good stewardship in our youth.

For information or to schedule an activity in your classroom please contact the MS4 Operator at 219-728-1336.

Get a Speaker for Your Civic Organization
The Storm Water Quality Program invites the opportunity to speak with your civic groups. Presentations can be scheduled by contacting the MS4 Operator.

Clean Water Awareness - Water Flows Downstream
The area of land that catches rain and snow and drains or seeps it into a marsh, stream, river, lake or groundwater is referred to as a watershed. The water that falls onto land most likely flows downstream and takes with it pollutants picked up from the ground. Here are a few things that you should know so that you can become the solution to keeping our waters clean. If you're already doing your part then hooray! Spread the word! Remember, clean water starts with you!

All of Chesterton is located within the Lake Michigan watershed because all of the surface waters flow into Lake Michigan via the Little Calumet River. Watersheds can be divided into smaller watersheds called subwatersheds.

Resources
  • To see what subwatershed you live in, download our subwatersheds map.
  • Visit DiscoverWater.org, a unique website for kids 7 to 12 years old to learn about clean water and how we all depend on it.