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Check back to watch a video following water on a journey through a watershed in the Western United States. JOIN US on Thursday, September 28 for a LIVE program in which you can ask your questions to scientists from the USDA Forest Service and Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Learn how you can take action to conserve and protect the water in your hometown.

Watch the video below to follow water on a journey through a watershed in the Eastern United States. JOIN US on Thursday, September 28 for a LIVE program in which you can ask your questions to scientists from the USDA Forest Service and Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Learn how you can take action to conserve and protect the water in your hometown.

 

CLICK HERE to send us your questions. 

A number of activities are shown in the video.  Here are some useful links:

Fresh Water Lesson Plans
http://freshwaterlive.org/resources/lesson-plans

Cool off river snorkeling; connect with nature
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/conf/home/?cid=STELPRD3843636&width=full

Discover the Forest
A web site with resources to help connect families and students with nature! www.DiscovertheForest.org

Forest History Society - Historic Forest Service Photos
http://www.foresthistory.org/Research/photos.html

Fruit Tree Planting
Fruit Tree Planting Foundation: http://www.ftpf.org/

Great Videos from Freshwaters Illustrated
A Deeper Creek - The Watchable Waters of Appalachia: https://vimeo.com/103358996
The Last Dragons - Protecting Appalachia's Hellbenders: https://vimeo.com/108512185

History of U.S. Forest Service
http://www.fs.fed.us/learn/our-history

Identification Guide to Freshwater Macroinvertebrates
http://www.stroudcenter.org/education/MacroKey_Complete.pdf

i-Tree, Calculate the Benefits of Your School Trees!
http://design.itreetools.org/
Your students can collect field data and calculate the ecosystem benefits of trees by simply entering your zip code, tree species, and tree diameter.  The calculator will provide you with the overall $$ value of the tree's benefits, as well as quantifying graphs and descriptions of each benefit, such as carbon sequestration, energy savings, and clean air and water benefits. 

Some Selected Resources on Rain Gardens
http://raingardenalliance.org/
http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/shorelandzoning/documents/rgmanual.pdf
http://cfpub.epa.gov/npstbx/files/KSMO_buildRainGarden.pdf

Surf Your Watershed
Find out your watershed address: http://cfpub.epa.gov/surf/locate/index.cfm

Trout in the Classroom
http://www.troutintheclassroom.org/

Video on the problem of plastic bottles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk2cYTjVNh0

Water Cycle
https://water.usgs.gov/edu/watercycle-kids-adv.html

Watershed
CREATE A WATERSHED IN A TUB 
Students create a watershed to discover that what happens in the headwaters of a watershed has an effect on everyone downstream.

Partners

Denver Museum of Nature & Science USDA Forest Service Prince William Network FSNatureLIVE
Freshwaters Illustrated Planet Lab Nature Watch Discover the Forest Natural Inquirer