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Water Quality Curricula

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Water Quality Curricula

  • Adopt-a-Watershed - Comprehensive K-12 curricula and training. California-based national organization.
  • Bottle Biology Create classroom ecosystem models. (1993) Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., Dubuque, IA.
  • Environmental Resource Guide (ERG) - User-Friendly, scientifically sound curriculum focused on non-point source pollution prevention. Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Published by the Air & Waste Management Association. (Click on "Education" and look for "Public Education.") Preview sample lessons and grids aligning the curriculum with national science standards. To order, download a copy of the AWMA Publications Catalogue. [You can also go to the AWMA "Online Library." Click on "Education" materials. NOTE: Be sure to order the Nonpoint Source Pollution curriculum, not the Air Quality Curriculum.]
  • Full Option Science System (FOSS) - Science units with complete laboratory kits. Grades K-8. Delta Education, Nashua, NH.
  • Give Water a Hand Youth Action Guide - Activities workbook helps students, teachers, and youth group leaders research, plan, and organize water quality projects. Download free from University of Wisconsin, (72 pages) and adult Leader Guide (40 pages).
  • Newton's Apple, KTCA - Public TV science program with free teachers' activity guides on Pesticides and other topics.
  • Save Our Streams - Hands-on practical curriculum for monitoring and restoration. (1995) Izaak Walton League of America.
  • The Teaching Tankô - Discovery Book, Volume One. Create classroom ecosystem models. Captivation, Inc., Nashua, NH.
  • Water on the Web - posts on-line real-time data from Remote Underwater Sampling Stations in Minnesota lakes. Includes interactive curricula.
  • The Water Sourcebook - Curriculum for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Deals with all aspects of water. (1998) Water Environment Federation, Alexandria, VA (Search for "Water Sourcebook.")
  • Wonders of Wetlands (WOW) - Wetland specific environmental education curriculum, available with training. (1995) Environmental Concern and The Watercourse.
  • Healthy Waters, Healthy People - Water quality curriculum. Includes basic monitoring.
  • Minnesota Lakes Association Minnesota Lake Ecology Curriculum includes content and student projects. (Look for information under "About MLA.")

The following curricula are all available only with training through state departments of natural resources. These grades K-12 hands-on activities are user-friendly and easy to drop into an existing program:

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