Education Outreach & Facility Tours

Education Outreach Program

Public Education and Outreach is the single most important tool when it comes protecting our watersheds and making sure our valuable resources are available for future generations. The Environmental Affairs Division is committed to providing education to our youth about our stormwater management systems. Please join in on the fun and follow us on Facebook to find out where the next event will be!

20220527_203605-01A Shiloh Conservation Area Walking Tour provides the public the opportunity to learn about this unique ecosystem and fascinating local project for it naturally processes water runoff from Billings’ streets and re-wilds an urban area.  Saturday Live Fun 2022Come find our Environmental Affairs team at the very popular among kids and family Saturday Live event on Sep. 24th @ Pioneer Park for some games, fun run, live entertainment, food, & more.
Water Week Stormwater Demonstration 1Every year at our Water Week Open House event, we bring out the fun and interactive 3D stormwater system model to demonstrate to friends and neighbors how our local stormwater ends up in the Yellowstone River.Shiloh Conservation Area PlantingIn collaboration with Bright n' Beautiful, we bring the community together to clean up our neighborhoods, provide Christmas trees recycling at several locations around town, and add native plants to beautify our environment.

Book a Tour

Tours are available at our facilities including Billings Regional Landfill, Water Reclamation, and Water Treatment facilities, or you may request a classroom visit from a representative to discuss your desired topic. Please complete the Reservation Request Form to get it on the calendar.

Please consider the following when scheduling a tour:

  • Tours limited to third grade and above.
  • One adult chaperon per 10 students.
  • Please give us at least one week of advance notice.
  • Provide the number and names of participants prior to the tour.
  • Identify if special accommodations are needed.
Training opportunities

Public Works also provide classroom presentations for elementary and beyond on the following topics: 

  • Water Treatment and Distribution
  • Wastewater Reclamation and Collection
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention
  • Solid Waste Collection, Landfill Management, and Recycling

*Online and Hybrid SWPPP Certification Class Schedule is available to interested parties.

** Educational resources for classrooms are available, please contact us to request materials or classroom presentations