Educator Resources


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    Educator Resources

    Water Quality Extension offers several resources for teachers, including training workshops, lesson plans, activities, and materials located in each county.

    New Lesson Plans:

    • 6th Grade SEEd lesson 6.4.1:  "What and Who is in the Water" 
    • Pave It or Plant It explores the effects of urbanization on storm water runoff. Click here for the lesson plan.

    sssStream Side Science

    The Stream Side Science curriculum is a set of lesson plans designed to teach watershed science to grade students K-12. The program is based on the manual "Bugs Don't Bug Me (pdf)" for K-6, and "Stream Side Science (pdf)" for 5-12. The curriculum is aligned to national and state core standards and highlights some STEM activities.

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    Kids' Page!

    Dive into water quality coloring pages, activity books, and games designed specifically to help kids have fun while learning about water quality.

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    Online Resources

    Browse posters, websites, and macroinvertebrate pictures to help you teach about water quality.

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    Lesson Plans

    Discover the scientist within, using these fun and interactive lesson plans and field trips that teach kids and adults of all ages about protecting and maintaining the quality of our water.

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    Training & Workshops

    Find out what workshops we offer, when we'll be in your city, or request a workshop near you.


    Equipment & Supplies

    See what supplies are available for checkout from an extension office near you, or view a list of where to purchase supplies to make your own water quality education kit.

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