Activities to Inspire the Classroom
From the Wyland Foundation
The Wyland Foundation provides a range of teacher lesson plans and student activities to inform and inspire. Topics range from arts and creativity to water-based science materials.

Aquatic WILD
From Project WILD and Council for Environmental Education
Water in all its forms is one of the most dramatic of today's arenas in which informed, responsible, and constructive actions are needed. Aquatic WILD uses the simple, successful format of Project WILD activities and professional training workshops but with an emphasis on aquatic wildlife and aquatic ecology. The Aquatic WILD program and curriculum guide is available to formal and nonformal educators who attend an Aquatic WILD training through our Project WILD state partners. For more information, click on “Get Training.”

Climate Change Poses Existential Water Risks
From National Geographic
The primary way we will experience climate change is through the water cycle – through droughts, floods, depleted rivers, shrinking reservoirs, dried-out soils, melting glaciers, loss of snowpack and overall shortages of water to grow our food and supply our cities.

Drought for Kids
From the National Drought Mitigation Center
What is drought? How does drought affect our lives: How do people study drought? How can we protect ourselves from drought?

Every Kid in a Park
During the 2015-2016 school year, each and every 4th grade student across the country will have access to a pass for free admission to national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges and more. 

Fish Anatomy
From the USDA Forest Service
Fish are AMAZING creatures! Fish live, eat, and BREATHE in the water! Do fish actually breathe the WATER? Not really. Fish have a different way of getting air than we do--they filter it OUT of the water with GILLS. If people could do that, we could stay underwater all day too! But to swim as well as they do, we'd have to grow strong tails and fins!

From the USDA Forest Service
Fishwatch has online and print educational resources about water-based biodiversity, videos, and events and programs.  

i-Tree Design
From the USDA Forest Service
i-Tree Design allows anyone to make a simple estimation of the benefits provided by individual trees. With inputs of location, species, tree size, and condition, users will receive an understanding of tree benefits related to greenhouse gas mitigation, air quality improvements, and stormwater interception. 

TAP: News to Hydrate Your Mind
From Denver Water
Check out stories and information about water in the Denver area.

Trees Tame Stormwater
From the Arbor Day Foundation
In this interactive poster, see how rain refreshes the land and nourishes the green landscape. But as houses, stores, schools, roads and parking lots spread and natural tree cover is lost, so is the absorbing effect of vegetation and soil. The welcome rain becomes costly stormwater runoff. Without the benefit of trees and vegetated infrastructure, waterways are polluted as oils, heavy metal particles and other harmful substances are washed away. Fish and wildlife suffer, drinking water becomes expensive or impossible to reclaim, property values are reduced, and our living environment is degraded.

USGS Current Water Data for the Nation
From the US Geological Survey
Click on a state and river to get real-time data on streamflow, groundwater, and water quality.
NOAA National Weather Service
From the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Services
Click on a state and river to get real-time data on streamflow. Both of these web sites will help you determine if a stream or river is safe for recreation.

USGS Water Science School
From US Geological Survey
Find 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.

Waters (By Type)
From the US Environmental Protection Agency
EPA’s Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (OGWDW), together with states, tribes, and its many partners, protects public health by ensuring safe drinking water and protecting ground water. OGWDW, along with EPA's ten regional drinking water programs, oversees implementation of the Safe Drinking Water Act, which is the national law safeguarding tap water in America.

From the USDA Forest Service
Check out all of the watershed resources from the USDA Forest Service.

Watersheds & Wetlands
From the USDA Forest Service
watershed is a system of water that all comes together. For example, when it rains, you can often see little streams of water running along a street gutter or across a parking lot. These flow into larger streams and finally into puddles or sewage pipes or maybe even into a real stream or river. The watershed for the puddle or sewage pipe or stream, would include all of the small trickles and streams that flow into it, as well as all of the ground that they flow over!

WaterViz for Hubbard Brook represents the nexus between the hydrologic sciences, visual arts, music, and information design. Hydrologic data, captured from a small watershed at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in the White Mountains of New Hampshire using an array of environmental sensors, is transmitted to the internet and used to drive a computer model that calculates all components of the water cycle for the catchment in real time. These data, in turn, drive artistic visualizations and sonifications of the water cycle, reflecting the hydrologic processes occurring at that moment in time. It is our hope that these information expressions will allow people anywhere in the world to intuit the dynamic inputs, outputs, and storage of water in this small, upland forested watershed as they are occurring. 

Where Your Water Comes From
From the Salt River Project (Arizona)
Follow the path of water in the Salt River watershed high in the mountains of northern and eastern Arizona. The water journey begins as snowflakes in a winter storm and passes through wilderness and forests to an SRP reservoir system that provides water, and life, to Arizona desert communities.



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