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Tidbits for Teachers and Students
USDA. Natural Resource Conservation Service.

Provides instructional resources for students and teachers on conservation and environmental aspects of agriculture.

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Learning and Teaching about the Environment
U. S. EPA

Provides K-12 students and educators wtih access to quality homework
resources, lesson plans and project ideas to learn and teach about the
environment.

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Water Science for Schools
DOI. USGS.

Offers"information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps,
and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your
water knowledge."

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Conservation Pack
Iowa State University.

"The Conservation Pack and Water Rocks! are outreach programs based at Iowa State University, as a part of Extension and Outreach. With our Conservation Station trailers and classroom visits, we strive to bring kids (and adults) together to get them excited about science, the wonders of the environment around us, and conserving our natural resources by working as a team or pack."

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Water Rocks!
Iowa State University and others.

"Water Rocks! is a statewide youth water education campaign that fosters the interplay of knowledge, caring and engagement among Iowa’s youth that can lead to long-term multigenerational transformation of all Iowans. Through a combination of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and the arts, Water Rocks! challenges and inspires all Iowans towards a greater appreciation of our water resources."

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Give Water a Hand
University of Wisconsin. Environmental Resources Center.

Join young people from around the country who are learning about water in their communities and what they -- and you -- can do to Give Water A Hand.

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TEACH Great Lakes
Great Lakes Information Network.

"Features mini-lessons on many Great Lakes topics: environment, history & culture, geography, pollution and careers & business." Geared towards K-12.

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National Marine Sanctuaries Education
DOC. NOAA. National Marine Sanctuaries.

Provides programs, activities and resources for students and teachers to "increase cultural understanding through ocean science" and to "encourage children to explore their natural surroundings to form a sense of personal connection to the ocean and/or watersheds in which they live."

Watershed Education Lesson Plans
Thomas Jefferson Soil & Water Conservation District (Virginia).

"This collection of lesson plans on watershed, and water quality topics was drawn from a wide variety of sources, and is designed to provide local middle school teachers with interesting and practical SOL-based [Standards of Learning] hands-on science activities. The activities were also chosen for their suitability for use in preparation for and reinforcement of meaningful watershed educational experiences (MWEE)."

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Tidbits for Teachers and Students
USDA. Natural Resource Conservation Service.

Provides instructional resources for students and teachers on conservation and environmental aspects of agriculture.

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Lesson Plans, Teacher Guides and Online Resources for Educators
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency

"Find an array of environmental and science based lesson plans, activities
and ideas below from EPA, other federal agencies and external
organizations." Click on the "Water" tab.

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Water Science for Schools
DOI. USGS.

Offers "information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps,
and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your
water knowledge."

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Office of Environmental Education
Environmental Protection Agency.

Advances and supports "education efforts that develop an environmentally
conscious and responsible public and inspire personal responsibility in
caring for the environment."

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Conservation Pack
Iowa State University.

"The Conservation Pack and Water Rocks! are outreach programs based at Iowa State University, as a part of Extension and Outreach. With our Conservation Station trailers and classroom visits, we strive to bring kids (and adults) together to get them excited about science, the wonders of the environment around us, and conserving our natural resources by working as a team or pack."

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Water Rocks!
Iowa State University and others.

"Water Rocks! is a statewide youth water education campaign that fosters the interplay of knowledge, caring and engagement among Iowa’s youth that can lead to long-term multigenerational transformation of all Iowans. Through a combination of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and the arts, Water Rocks! challenges and inspires all Iowans towards a greater appreciation of our water resources."

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 CIESE K-12 Education Curriculum
Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education.

Find "projects that utilize real time data available from the Internet, and collaborative projects that utilize the Internet's potential to reach peers and experts around the world."

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Give Water a Hand
University of Wisconsin. Environmental Resources Center.

Join young people from around the country who are learning about water in their communities and what they -- and you -- can do to Give Water A Hand.

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Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support (MEECS)
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

"Contains five Michigan-specific units which provide an opportunity for students in grades 4-9 to learn about Michigan's economy and environment through inquiry oriented, data-based lessons in Science and Social Studies."

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TEACH Great Lakes
Great Lakes Information Network.

"Features mini-lessons on many Great Lakes topics: environment, history & culture, geography, pollution and careers & business." Geared towards K-12.

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Sharing Environmental Education Knowledge (SEEK)
Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance.

Minnesota's interactive directory of environmental education resources.

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National Marine Sanctuaries Education
DOC. NOAA. National Marine Sanctuaries.

Provides programs, activities and resources for students and teachers to "increase cultural understanding through ocean science" and to "encourage children to explore their natural surroundings to form a sense of personal connection to the ocean and/or watersheds in which they live."

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Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration; National Science Foundation.

GLOBE is a worldwide network of students, teachers, and scientists working together to study and understand the global environment.

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USGS and Science Education
DOI. United States Geological Survey.

Find project ideas, homework help, lesson plans, and a variety of research tools on topics such as water, natural resources and ecosystems.

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Learning and Teaching about the Environment
U. S. EPA

Provides K-12 students and educators wtih access to quality homework resources, lesson plans and project ideas to learn and teach about the environment.

Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO)
University of Connecticut. Cooperative Extension System.

Find innovative techniques useful in teaching local officials about the sources and impacts of nonpoint source pollution, how different land uses affect water quality, and what towns can do to protect water quality.

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Conservation Professional Training Program
University of Wisconsin Extension.

"CPTP'S conservation training courses will help you deliver smarter solutions to farmers and rural landowners. From basic courses for new employees to advanced training for senior conservation advisors, CPTP cultivates the skills needed at every level of your professional development."

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Watershed Academy
EPA. Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds.

Offers training modules, seminars, courses, and documents associated with watershed approaches.

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Water Science for Schools
DOI. USGS.

Offers "information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge."

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Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR)
Universities Council on Water Resources.

"UCOWR's main objectives include to: Facilitate water-related education at all levels; promote meaningful research and technology transfer on contemporary and emerging water resources issues; compile and disseminate information on water problems and solutions; inform the public about water issues with the objective of promoting informed decisions at all levels of society."

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USGS and Science Education
DOI. United States Geological Survey.

Find project ideas, homework help, lesson plans, and a variety of research tools on topics such as water, natural resources and ecosystems.