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Learn from the experts! The M.U.D. Employee Speakers Bureau offers entertaining and informative programs on natural gas and water issues. Check out our video at left for a preview of what we offer!
Videos, demonstrations and water plant tours for school groups illustrate the importance of natural gas and water and the safe use of these resources.
Review the available programs and schedule us as part of your next event.
Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance. Programs are presented at no charge. To schedule one of the programs, please fill out the form below or call 402.504.7010.
Natural Gas Programs
Your Silent Partner - This demonstration reviews the basics of natural gas: where it comes from, how it works and how it serves the public. (1 hour: 1st - 12th grade)
Carbon Monoxide Safety - Reviews safeguards to keep your home CO-free. (30-45 minutes: adult)
Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles - Learn how compressed natural gas, or CNG, is a clean, economical alternative fuel for transportation. (30-45 minutes: high school - adult)
Florence Water Treatment Plant Tour - School groups may tour the Florence Plant for a firsthand look at how we supply safe drinking water to the community. We welcome groups of 10 to 60 students weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 2:15 p.m., from May 1 to September 15, construction season permitting. Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance. A tour includes a water demonstration in the Florence Tour Room, a visit to the historic Minne Lusa Pumping Station and a narrated tram ride around the grounds of the plant. (Approximately 1 hour; 1st grade-adult)
A Trip Behind Your Water Faucet - One of our speakers will come to your classroom to discuss how M.U.D. treats the metro Omaha area's drinking water. The program includes a short video and is highlighted by a water treatment demonstration where our speaker transforms dirty Missouri River water, known as "raw water" into clear drinking water. (45 minutes to 1 hour: 1st - 12th grade)
Thirstin Appearance - Our water mascot, "Thirstin," is a glass of safe, clean tap water with a baseball cap and straw. He promotes drinking water for health and refreshment. This presentation can include a video and a chance to meet Thirstin. Group photos are encouraged! (30 minutes to 1 hour: Kindergarten-6th grade)
Careers in Drinking Water - At Metropolitan Utilities District, we want to open the door to help develop and prepare our young community on the importance of education within a water utility company. This special talk examines seven occupations including engineer, chemist, plant and distribution system operators. One of our qualified employees will come visit and speak with your group about their education and career. (10 minutes to 1 hour: Kindergarten - 12th grade)
Consumers Guide to Water Conservation - This presentation will discuss ways to use wise water tips for indoor and outdoor water conservation. During this talk you will find various inexpensive ways to start saving. (20-30 minutes: high school - adult)
Live Green, Think Blue: Use Resources Wisely - Our speaker will discuss helpful tips to save energy, winterize your home and use water wisely. The video uses a "money saving" approach to the topic, and outlines tips to save natural gas and water resources, while saving money on ones monthly bill. Tips also include improving efficiency of your furnace, reducing the amount of water you heat, reducing wasteful uses of water and using wise-water methods when landscaping or caring for lawns. (50 minutes to 1 hour: 6th grade - adult)
Water Education and Conservation Activities
The following activity-based materials are provided in PDF format.
- Thirstin's Wacky Water Adventure Activity Book
- Test Your Water Sense
- Fix the Leaks Water Detective Activity Book
- Toilet Leak Test Activity