This page lists links to sites that offer teachers and children information about water, water education and pollution prevention.
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- Educating Young People About Water
This site provides materials can help you develop a community-based, youth water education program that targets youth and links key community members in partnerships--all working toward common water education goals.
- EPA's Environmental Education Center
Would you like to teach about the environment, but feel that you don't have the technical background? This site provides a collection of fact sheets, brochures, and web pages that you can use to explain environmental issues.
- EPA's Student Center
This site provides a place for middle and high school students to explore a wide range of environmental issues and get help with water science-related homework and get ideas for science projects
- Explorer's Club for Water:
This site provides a way for children to virtually visit different water ecosystems and learn about the plants and animals that make the water their home.
- Pollution Prevention Toolbox
This site has a "toolbox" of activities and lesson plans to teach children about preventing pollution.
- Project WET
Project WET is a nonprofit water education program for educators and young people, grades K-12. This site offers lesson plans, course materials, and current information about national water education trends.
- The Quest for Less
A teacher's guide to reducing, reusing and recycling from the Office of Solid Waste.
- Recycle City
This site provides information about recycling for teachers and kids. There is an interactive game that requires a Shockwave plugin to operate but worth the effort.
- Rivers & Coasts Field Trip
The Rivers and Coasts website provides a virtual tour of lessons on both rivers and coasts. The site also has printable worksheets use either in conjunction with the website or as extension activities in the classroom. This site provides a text-only version for children with visual impairment.
- USGS Water Resources
This site offers posters with age-appropriate activities. The posters are available in either color, or black and white for coloring.
- USGS Water Science for Schools
This site 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
- Water Education Foundation
The Water Education Foundation offers a variety of programs to teach students, our future voters and leaders, about one of the most critical issues – water. The programs teach students about the history, geography and science of water. Students also learn about the difficult political and policy decisions surrounding this complex issue. Foundation programs are suitable for students in grades K-14.
- Water on the Web
Water on the Web (WOW) offers unique opportunities for high school and first year college students to learn basic science through hands-on science activities, in the lab and in the field, and by working with state-of-the-art technologies accessible through a free web site. This site provides lesson plans for both teachers and students.
- Water Source Books
The Water Sourcebooks contain activities for grades K-12. This environmental education program explains the water management cycle using a balanced approach showing how it affects all aspects of the environment. All activities contain hands-on investigations, fact sheets, reference materials, and a glossary of terms.
- World in Our Backyard: A Wetlands Education and Stewardship Program
Suggests ways to study wetland characteristics, why wetlands are important, and how students and teachers can help protect a local wetland.