is Rivers of Life?
Rivers of Life is an
inter-connected series of water- related projects and initiatives, delivered
over the Internet to K-12 teachers and learners. Using Rivers of Life,
teachers utilize rivers and watersheds as an entry point to studies of
the environment, and our relationship to Earth. The Center
for Global Environmental Education delivers programming via widely
available Internet technology, encouraging students to make global connections,
and take local action. The Rivers of Life program is comprised
of four content streams that flow together to form a rolling river of
knowledge. The four streams are:
Rivers of Life web site- a comprehensive resource of river
Mississippi Adventure- A 10-week study of the second largest
watershed in the world.
Watershed Atlas Project- Imagine carefully packing the
most important resources related to your local watershed into a trunk,
and sending them around the world! The Rivers of Life Watershed
Atlas Project takes you on a journey of discovery through your watershed,
and guides you as you tell the world about your home.
Bringing together local river experts, watershed maps, river monitoring
programs, environmental education programs, and service learning project
resources, River Networks give educators information that takes
students from their classroom, to their watershed, and into the heart
of their communities. Find out more about the Minnesota River Network.