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  • Drinking Water - Kids' Stuff: Drinking water experiments, activities, games, and resources for kids and teachers from the US EPA Office of Water Quality. Also includes an online version of the booklet "Children and Drinking Water Standards."
  • A River Runs Through Us: Bear River Watershed Education Project: A water quality monitoring program for 5-12th grade students throughout the Bear River watershed (Utah, Idaho, Wyoming). Includes project details and news, downloadable data, and links.
  • AquaOnline: Water Quality Knowledge and Education Tool: Information and educational resources related to water. Includes water quality, drinking water treatment and problems, waters risk assessments, and lake monitoring and sampling.
  • Aquamania.net: World Mineral Water: Comprehensive collection of information about mineral water. Describes the differences between mineral and spring water, different types of mineral water, laws governing mineral water quality, and includes a collection of 986 labels from water bottles.
  • Boulder Creek Watershed Initiative: Non-profit organization aiming to increase community education and involvement in the Boulder Creek Watershed. Includes details of numerous educational projects, including Water Forum lectures and discovery maps for children.
  • Broadwaters Pond Site: Broadwaters introduces you to the world of ponds and lakes, their inhabitants, and physical and structural relationships. Includes interactive explorations of pond food webs and how the water cycle affects pond life.
  • Buster Backflow Comic/Coloring Book: Buster Backflow cartoons for children explaining the concept of "backflow" and how it can endanger drinking water quality. Materials developed by the non-profit American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA).
  • Cap-Net: A United Nations Development Program (UNDP) project that provides education and training for capacity building in integrated water resources management.
  • Creek Connections: Partnership between Allegheny College and regional K-12 schools to use the French Creek and adjoining watersheds and waterways for hands-on, environmental education. Site includes newsletters, details of participating schools, classroom and teacher resources, and many useful links.
  • Curriculum: Water: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Materials for teachers from the EPA. Covers acid rain, hazardous waste, pollution, ground water, drinking water, and wetlands. Includes links to various activities for children from other EPA sites.
  • DWR Office of Water Education: Educational resources from the California State Department of Water Resources. Includes "Water Facts and Fun" catalog of educational materials and calendar of events.
  • Department of Sanitary Engineering, TU Delft, Netherlands: Offers educational programs and conducts research on wastewater treatment and other aspects of water resources.
  • Design Concepts For A Very Large Water Dome: Desert Dome Project: An analysis into using geodesic domes and various other technologies to create very large water based habitats in challenging environments (such as the deserts and the poles).
  • Down the Drain - Water Use Collaborative Project: Collaborative science project comparing water use around the world. Includes material for students and teachers, online data, and reference material. Recommended for grades 4-8.
  • Drinking Water 101: Slide show presentation that explains where drinking water comes from and how a conventional treatment plant provides water that is safe to drink. Available online or as a downloadable Powerpoint presentation.
  • EPA Watershed Academy: Training opportunities and distance education for ecologists, managers, and others interested in watersheds from the US Environmental Protection Agency. Includes online course guides covering water protection, river restoration, and watershed management.
  • Earthwater Storm Drain Stencils: Project that encourages stenciling of storm drains to encourage public awareness and prevention of water pollution. Includes details of how to stencil, what it achieves, and where to obtain stencils from.
  • Educating Young People About Water: Descriptions and ordering information for water education materials and curricula aimed at young people (pre-college, K-12). Materials produced by the Environmental Resources Center, University of Wisconsin.
  • Education World: Education Resources: Discusses problems faced in water education and compares approaches taken by 'Give Water a Hand' and the 'River Watch Network'.
  • EnviroScape: Demonstration kits for teaching about water pollution and its prevention. Topics include nonpoint source pollution, wetlands, coastal zones, groundwater, and landfills.
  • Environment Agency of England & Wales: Education Pages: Wide range of teaching materials for schools, colleges, and universities. Includes case studies on flooding and flood defense, numeracy and literacy activities, practical outdoor activities and web-based interactive teaching games.
  • Envision Environmental Education: Manufacturer of environmental and geologic education products, including acrylic groundwater models (simulators).
  • Experiments to Test for Acid Mine Drainage: Hands-on experiments to learn about water quality, the impacts of mining, streams and stream monitoring, wetlands, watersheds, and other topics.
  • Geography Action! Rivers 2001: A collection of river conservation activities and educational tools from National Geographic, aimed at the general public, educators, and students.
  • Give Water A Hand: Program for youth groups or classes to help kids take action to improve local water quality. Young people team up with educators, natural `resource` experts and committed community members to study water issues and take action.
  • Global Water Sampling Collaborative Science Education Project: International collaboration in which students (12-18) compare the water quality of a local river, stream, lake, or pond with other fresh water sources around the world. Site includes student and teacher areas, access to experts, reference materials, and project data.
  • Gulf of Mexico Program: Educator and Student Resources: Activities, information, and resources for students and teachers from the U.S. EPA. Includes general resources on water and pollution and information about the geology, heritage, and environmental problems of the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Home and Garden Hints for Healthy Streams and Salmon: Tips to help ordinary people contribute to the restoration of threatened northwest salmon runs, and links to in-depth information related to salmon, streams, and watersheds. From King County, Washington.
  • Hydroinformatics and Management Systems: Information about distance learning and professional development short-courses and programs leading to MSc, Diploma, or Certificate, hosted by the University of Newcastle in England.
  • Institute of Water and Environment, Cranfield University: Provides education (short courses, degree courses, and postgraduate) and carries out research and consultancy into water problems. Research areas include river maintenance, pollution, agricultural water use, and community water supplies. Based in UK.
  • Kesab Watercare Club - Where Kids are Caring for our Catchment Environment: Australian water education site for kids. Includes quizzes and interactive learning games, water testing activities, coastal monitoring projects, and invertebrate sampling.
  • KeyWATER Web Portal: An independent, non-commercial portal dedicated to the water environment and partly sponsored by the European Commission. Includes news articles, discussion groups, photos, and information libraries.
  • Kids in the Creek: Introduces students (5th-7th grade) to stream-water quality by teaching them to identify insects in the world they inhabit. Materials for teachers include curricula for download and list of general resources. Produced by Bonneville Power Administration, Oregon.
  • Los Angeles River Connection: A detailed virtual tour shows the sights, plants, animals, architecture, and history of the LA river. Site also includes historical background, lesson plans and activities, examples of student work, and related sites.
  • Marine Science Careers: A comprehensive overview of careers in marine biology and the other marine sciences prepared as part of the Sea Grant program of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
  • Massachusetts Drinking Water Education Partnership: Provides year-round educational programs and information to increase public understanding of drinking water issues. Dedicated to protecting drinking water supplies and public health through collaborative projects, culminating in Drinking Water Week events each May.
  • Planet Water: Use, conservation, and educational resources about water in Australia. Includes links, tools, news, and quotes.
  • Postgraduate Courses in Water Engineering: Water `resource` engineering and flood risk management MSc courses offered by two Scottish Universities.
  • Project WET: Water Education for Teachers: Non-profit water education program for educators and young people, grades K-12, located at Montana State University. Includes newsletters, activities, and details of coordinators throughout the U.S. and Canada.
  • River of Words: An environmental art and poetry program created to promote watershed awareness, literacy, and the arts. Through its annual art and poetry contest and educator's tools, River of Words helps communities begin exploring the natural and cultural history of their own home grounds.
  • Rivers of Life: Educational materials for K-12 teachers and students exploring the artistic, historical, and ecological importance of rivers. Includes the Mississippi Adventure (a study of the nation's largest river system) and the Watershed Atlas Project (encouraging students to gain an intimate knowledge of their local watershed).
  • Secondary Education Curriculum Support: List of water-related secondary curricula from the Northwest Center for Sustainable Resources (NCSR). Includes ordering details and prices.
  • Soda Bottle Hydrology: Activities and experiments for teaching children (various grades) about groundwater, aquifers, and hydrology. Page contains both student's and teacher's introductions. From the US Dept of Energy Office of Environmental Management.
  • South Carroll High School's Aquaculture: Information about student aquaculture projects at South Carroll High School in Maryland. Includes photos, fish descriptions, tank descriptions, and tips based on experiences.
  • Streamwatch UK: Water-quality monitoring project in the UK that enables schools and community groups to sample streams using professional equipment and contribute to a national water quality database. Site includes details of the project and the groups involved and online access to survey results.
  • The Great Estate - Balgowlah Businesses Preventing Stormwater Pollution at Source: A partnership between businesses on the Balgowlah industrial estate and Manly Council in New South Wales, Australia, to reduce stormwater pollution through environmental education and water quality monitoring.
  • The Liffey River, Dublin, Ireland: School project about the River Liffey in Dublin compiled by students from Elanora Heights Primary School. Illustrates how a local river can be used as a focus for studies of local culture, geography, and environmental issues.
  • U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources Education: Educational materials for various ages and grades, including USGS Learning Web, Water Science for Schools, Frog Web, Education Posters, Water Resources Education Initiative outreach program, and links to materials from other sources.
  • University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute: Scientific institute dedicated to confronting water problems through research, training, and education. Site includes the Water Education Place (K-12 curricula and websites for students and teachers), online library access, and directory of Wisconsin water experts.
  • Wade's Carry Creek: A portable display unit that can be used to study the small animal life of creeks, streams, and rivers.
  • Waste Water Treatment: Hi. I'm Willy the Waterdrop and I am going to explain how I and all the other waterdrops flow through Arcata's Integrated wastewater treatment system and the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Water Education Foundation: Non-profit organization educating people about water issues in California and the American West.
  • Water In Schools - Resources for Education: Educational resources about water and sewage treatment for all ages, prepared by England's Thames Water company. Includes a catalog of 200 resources, games, worksheets, history, technology, downloads, and printable activities.
  • Water Pollution and Society: Concise introduction to different types of water pollution, including causes and effects. Includes numerous photos, graphs, and diagrams.
  • Water Resources Learning Center: Information about continuing education programs offered for professionals, covering topics such as hydraulic design of culverts, stormwater management systems, streambank stabilization, and erosion and sediment control for highways.
  • Water in The City: Science activities and background information based on how water is used in cities. Includes water basics, science, water supplies around the world, and links to background material and activities on other sites.
  • Water on the Web: Water education materials for college and advanced high school students based on real-world data from the Minnesota lakes. Includes geographic information systems, data visualization, and in-depth educational materials prepared for both students and teachers.
  • Water: A Theme for Schools: Teaches primary/junior school children about water. Includes information and data about different rivers throughout the world and an activity encouraging children to write descriptively about rivers.
  • Why are Hawaii's Wetlands Vanishing?: Basic information about wetlands, with emphasis on Hawaiian wetlands, and the story of what happened to a flourishing wetland that vanished because of urbanization and pollution.
  • Windows-On-Our-Waters: Information about and from an education program focused on teaching about nonpoint source pollution, its effects on Southern California marine and inland waters, and preventing pollution. Kids are the intended audience.
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: Sea Grant Program: Research, education, and advisory projects to promote the wise use and understanding of ocean and coastal resources. Site includes outreach programs, catalog of over 700 educational publications, and current research projects.

 

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