Watershed Education Resources
National Geographic’s Water Footprint Calculator: We live in a watery world, with the average American lifestyle fueled by nearly 2,000 gallons of H2O a day. Calculate how much water you use and take a pledge to conserve!
EPA’s Water Sense Kids: Thirsty for knowledge? Learn some simple ways to save water on this site, which includes activities, fact sheets and worksheets and a water knowledge testing game for use in the classroom.
Protecting Our Water Resources: Student Activities for the Classroom: Educational activities on water pollution for Kindergarten through ninth grade.
Project WET: Water Education for Teachers: Explore watersheds though this fun online activity platform.
Water Life – Where Rivers Meet the Sea: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s online game that explores the ecosystem of an estuary on the west coast.
Watersheds: A Practical Handbook for Healthy Water, by Gregor Gilpin Beck and Clive Dobson
An overview of the fundamentals of ecology from the simple concept of a watershed to the biological intricacies of a wetland ecosystem and its implications on the environment.
Water: A Resource Our World Depends on, by Ian Graham
Why does ice float? How much water do people need? Why are sea levels rising? Read this book to find the answers to these questions and more. Each book in the Managing Our Resources series examines a valuable natural resource, explaining where the resource is found, how it is extracted and processed, what it is used to make, and how the resource can be used sustainably.
A Drop of Water, by Walter Wick
The most spectacular photographs ever created on the subject of water appear in this unique science book. The camera stops the action and magnifies it so that all the amazing states of water can be observed – water as ice, rainbow, stream, frost, dew. Readers can examine a drop of water as it falls from a faucet, see a drop of water as it splashes on a hard surface, count the points of an actual snowflake, and contemplate how drops of water form clouds.