Educational Materials


Watershed Academy

EPA. Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds.

Offers training modules, seminars, courses, and documents associated with watershed approaches. See also Drinking Water Activities for Students and Teachers.

Water Science for Schools

DOI. United States Geological Survey.

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."

Owl held by glove BLM Learning Landscapes

DOI. Bureau of Land Management.

Presents learning opportunities associated with the 258 million acres of public lands that BLM manages for all Americans. Contains information for students, teachers, and adult learners to use both in the classroom and informally.

EPA Student Center

EPA. Region 5.

Find information about environmental issues, fun activities, news and fact sheets, and resources covering internships, grants, scholarships, and funds for students studying environmental education.

USGS and Science Education

DOI. United States Geological Survey.

Find project ideas, homework help, lesson plans, and a variety of research tools on topics such as water, natural resources and ecosystems.

S.K. Worm, Instructor Tidbits for Teachers and Students

USDA. Natural Resource Conservation Service.

Provides instructional resources for students and teachers on conservation and environmental aspects of agriculture.

National Marine Sanctuaries Education

DOC. NOAA. National Marine Sanctuaries.

Provides programs, activities and resources for students and teachers to "increase cultural understanding through ocean science" and to "encourage children to explore their natural surroundings to form a sense of personal connection to the ocean and/or watersheds in which they live."

TEACH Great Lakes

Great Lakes Information Network.

"Features mini-lessons on many Great Lakes topics: environment, history & culture, geography, pollution and careers & business." Geared towards K-12.

Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support (MEECS)

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

"Contains five Michigan-specific units which provide an opportunity for students in grades 4-9 to learn about Michigan's economy and environment through inquiry oriented, data-based lessons in Science and Social Studies."

CIESE K-12 Education Curriculum

Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education.

Find "projects that utilize real time data available from the Internet, and collaborative projects that utilize the Internet's potential to reach peers and experts around the world."

Environmental Protection Agency logo Office of Environmental Education

Environmental Protection Agency.

Advances and supports "education efforts that develop an environmentally conscious and responsible public and inspire personal responsibility in caring for the environment."

Office of Environmental Assistance logo Sharing Environmental Education Knowledge (SEEK)

Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance.

Minnesota's interactive directory of environmental education resources.

Foundation for Environmental Education logo Foundation for Environmental Education

Foundation for Environmental Education.

Promotes and provides sustainable-development and environmental education through international programs, primarily in Europe.

Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR)

Universities Council on Water Resources.

"UCOWR's main objectives include to: Facilitate water-related education at all levels; promote meaningful research and technology transfer on contemporary and emerging water resources issues; compile and disseminate information on water problems and solutions; inform the public about water issues with the objective of promoting informed decisions at all levels of society."

Instructional Media on Environmental Aspects of Agriculture

USDA. NAL. Water Quality Information Center.

Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO)

University of Connecticut. Cooperative Extension System.

Find innovative techniques useful in teaching local officials about the sources and impacts of nonpoint source pollution, how different land uses affect water quality, and what towns can do to protect water quality.

Water Rocks !

Iowa State University and others.

"Water Rocks! is a statewide youth water education campaign that fosters the interplay of knowledge, caring and engagement among Iowa’s youth that can lead to long-term multigenerational transformation of all Iowans. Through a combination of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and the arts, Water Rocks! challenges and inspires all Iowans towards a greater appreciation of our water resources."

Conservation Pack

Iowa State University.

"The Conservation Pack and Water Rocks! are outreach programs based at Iowa State University, as a part of Extension and Outreach. With our Conservation Station trailers and classroom visits, we strive to bring kids (and adults) together to get them excited about science, the wonders of the environment around us, and conserving our natural resources by working as a team or pack."