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Educational Materials

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)."

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."

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."

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."

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.

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.

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."

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."

Great Lakes Information Network.

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