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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.
- A United Nations Development Program (UNDP) project that provides education and training for capacity building in integrated water resources management.
- Partnership between Allegheny College and regional K-12 schools to use the French Creek and adjoining watersheds and waterways for hands-on, environmental education. Newsletters, details of participating schools, classroom and teacher resources, and many useful links.
Department of Sanitary Engineering, TU Delft, Netherlands
- Offers educational programs and conducts research on wastewater treatment and other aspects of water resources.
DWR: Water Education Materials for Educators
- Educational resources from the California State Department of Water Resources. Includes "Water Facts and Fun" catalog of educational materials and calendar of events.
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'.
- Demonstration kits for teaching about water pollution and its prevention. Topics include nonpoint source pollution, wetlands, coastal zones, groundwater, and landfills.
Envision Environmental Education
- Manufacturer of environmental and geologic education products, including acrylic groundwater models (simulators).
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.
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.
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.
The Importance of Wild Salmon
- Provides information on the migratory habits of salmon and includes tips to help ordinary people contribute to the restoration of threatened northwest salmon runs.
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.
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.
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.
Once Upon a Watershed
- Aims to engage students in hands-on watershed education, restoration and stewardship experiences.
- Use, conservation, and educational resources about water in Australia. Includes links, tools, news, and quotes.
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).
Safe Drinking Water Is Essential
- Educational exhibit from the Marian Koshland Science Musuem of the National Academy of Sciences that examining the state of the world's water supply and what can be done to improve it.
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.
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.
The Water Cycle
- U.S. Geological Survey diagram and accompanying comprehensive explanations of the hydrologic cycle. Available in 36 languages.
Water Education Foundation
- Non-profit organization educating people about water issues in California and the American West.
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.
- Informative site, explaining the environmental issues involving water quality and quantity.
Wetland Delineation Training Courses
- Rutgers University offers continuing professional education courses including wetland delineation, restoration and construction. Provides details of upcoming and recently held courses.
- 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. Outreach programs, catalog of over 700 educational publications, and current research projects.
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