Water: Polluted Runoff
Curriculum and Activities
- EPA's Watershed Academy
The Watershed Academy, from EPA's Office of Water, offers a variety of training resources on watershed-related issues including self-paced training modules, webcasts, live training courses and certification.
- EPA's Adopt Your Watershed Students and Teacher's Page
This site provides links and information about environmental educational materials related to watersheds and water quality protection.
- Nonpoint Source Articles and Activities for Middle School Students
This page provides links to articles and activity sheets geared towards middle school students.
- Secret Agent Worms
An interactive nonpoint source educational experience for third through sixth graders like no other!
- Center for Global Environmental Education (CGEE): Waters to the Sea Series
Award-winning, media-rich, interactive presentations and activities for exploring some of America's premier river systems, the forces that shape them, the problems they face and the solutions that can make a difference.
- National Estuaries Program Teacher Page
Educational resources for estuaries.
- Office of Water's Wetlands Education Page
Educational resources for wetlands.
- Classroom Earth
Links to the top environmental education resources from the National Environmental Education Foundation.
- Educating Young People About Water
Site resources include a database of water education curricula and guides to help educators develop water education programs.
Information Resources and Centers
- Nonpoint Source Outreach Toolbox
The Nonpoint Source Outreach Toolbox is intended for use by state and local agencies and other organizations interested in educating the public on nonpoint source pollution or stormwater runoff. The Toolbox contains a variety of resources to help develop an effective and targeted outreach campaign.
- "After the Storm" Television Special (2004)
This half-hour television special about watersheds was co-produced by the Weather Channel (TWC) and EPA. It is available in several popular formats, including Web video, and includes related educational resources.
- Earth Gauge™
Earth Gauge is a free environmental information service for broadcast meteorologists in major US media markets, based on the three to five day forecast. The service is designed to make it easy to talk about the links between weather and the environment on-air with simple "factoids" and viewer action tips. Includes an interactive learning module on watersheds.
- EE-Link: Environmental Education on the Internet
EE-Link is a resource designed to support students, teachers and professionals that support K-12 environmental education, such as media specialists, inservice providers, nature center staff and curriculum developers. The site contains Internet environmental-based school projects, classroom activities (including many lesson plans), environmental facts and data from many sources, curriculum directory guides, organization and audio visual catalogs, software, conference and workshop announcements, higher education links, facts, grants, literature pointers, regional information, and pointers to other environmental sites.
- What You Can Do To Prevent NPS Pollution
Some examples of things we can all do to prevent nonpoint source (NPS) pollution.
- NOAA Education Discovery Kit-Nonpoint Source Pollution
This is a comprehensive site on nonpoint source pollution categories and pollutants from nonpoint sources.
- Water Quality Consortium, Nonpoint Source Education Posters
Four posters, each with humorous and high-impact photos, cover vehicle oil leaks, car wash soaps, lawn fertilizer overuse and pet waste. Materials are designed to increase awareness of nonpoint pollution and to educate people on what they can do to prevent, reduce and stop water pollution.
- North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)
Learn about the activities of a very active and knowledgeable environmental education association.
- National Marine Educators Association (NMEA)
The National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) brings together those interested in the study and enjoyment of both fresh and salt water and provides a focus for marine and aquatic studies all over the world.
- USGS Water Resources Information for Students and Teachers
This site provides links to educational materials for various ages and grades from both USGS and their National Partner Organizations.
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