This graph displays:
(1) the Actual Number of Educational Outreach Events (blue bar),
(2) the Goal for Number of Events (green line) and
(3) the Number of Contact Hours (black dot/line).
The graph is a summary of three (3) types of events:
-- Focused educational programs at the Water Resource Education Center
-- Tours of the Spokane County Regional Water Reclamation Facility
-- Off-site events (e.g., classrooms, community events, presentations) where staff provide education services.
Left Y-axis is Number of Events. Right Y-axis is Number of Contact Hours.
The Number of Contact hours is calculated taking # of attendees x hours of face-to-face time.
Replacing a PT educator with a FT educator in May 2019 is expected to improve 2020 outreach.
Community outreach and education is a key component of the mission of Spokane County Environmental Services. Spokane County residents recognize the value of protecting the area's sole-source drinking water aquifer, the Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer, and support these education programs through a voter-approved Aquifer Protection Area fee. Tracking the number and type of educational events is an effective way to monitor the existing community outreach program and to plan for improvements.