Clean Water University

The City of Springfield, City of Eugene, and Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission (MWMC) are proud to offer the Clean Water University program to 5th grade classes in the Eugene-Springfield area free of charge.

2023-2024 School Year

We are excited to announce that this year’s in-person field trip will be October 4 and 5, 2023! Plus, we are continuing to offer our virtual curriculum. Regardless of how students participate, the overarching goal of the program remains the same: to teach students about the importance of clean water.

For questions or if you’re interested in learning more about Clean Water University, email or call 541-726-2233.

Lessons & Materials

Each of the lessons is outlined in detail in the 2023-2024 Clean Water University Teachers Guide, including an overview of the lesson with key learning outcomes, key words, teaching points, and procedures/materials. The Teachers’ Guide also includes details about the Incentive Program being offered this year for participating schools/classes.

Additionally, the videos, handouts, and other materials associated with each lesson are linked below under the corresponding header.

Clean Water University Testimonials

“I thought at first that these weren’t important in life. But now that I know everything, it’s actually pretty exciting! I love CWU! Grade for CWU: A++ and so on!” –Kai, Thurston Elementary

“My favorite lesson was when we got to look at the aquatic macroinvertebrates. I know that mayfly larva have three tails and that they breath through their gills. Another thing I learned was that water needs to be clean for fish to breath.” –Ashley, Moffitt Elementary