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Animal Waste
Abstract: SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE/WATER QUALITY: On-line U.S. map links by state to animal waste information and to additional information about animal waste and non-point source pollution.
Source: Environmental Defense
URL: http://scorecard.goodguide.com/env-releases/aw/

Backyard Conservation
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Upper Elementary and Middle School Ages: SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE/WATER/WASTE: Teaches citizens how to improve water quality and provide habitat for wildlife in their yards using conservation techniques developed for farms. Modules encourage students to explore and investigate and also to utilize nearby natural areas as outdoor classrooms.
Source: Wildlife Habitat Council
URL: http://www.wildlifehc.org/managementtools/backyard-lessonpla

Deep Subjects: Wells and Ground Water [PDF]
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Upper Elementary: WATER QUALITY: Groundwater, how it moves through soil, interacts with surface water, and is extracted for human usage.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/region1/students/pdfs/ww_well.pdf

Dos and Don?ts Around the Home
Abstract: WASTE MANAGEMENT/WATER QUALITY: Ways to prevent nonpoint source pollution and water pollution in the home relating to household chemicals, landscaping and gardening, septic systems and water conservation.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/NPS/dosdont.html

Drinking Water
Abstract: ACTIVITY: All Age Groups: WATER QUALITY: A list of activities divided by grade levels K-12 and related to drinking water, including where water and water pollution come from and go, and purification methods.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/safewater/kids/index.html

Earth Force
Abstract: MATERIALS SOURCES: Developed a series of tools designed to assist educators in facilitating youth-driven civic action with their students.
Source: Earth Force
URL: http://www.earthforce.org/

Easy Ways to Conserve Water
Abstract: WATER QUALITY: Brief list of common leaks to check in order to use water more efficiently in the home.
Source: The Groundwater Foundation
URL: http://www.groundwater.org/kc/easywaystoconserve.html

Edible Earth Parfaits
Abstract: ACTIVITY: All ages: WATER QUALITY: Demonstrates the geology of an aquifer. Build an edible aquifer, learn about confining layers, contamination, recharge and water tables.
Source: The Groundwater Foundation
URL: http://www.groundwater.org/kc/activity4.html

Give Water a Hand
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Upper Elementary, Middle School: WATER QUALITY: National watershed education program designed to involve young people in local environmental service projects.
Source: University of Wisconsin
URL: http://www.uwex.edu/erc/gwah/

Abstract: WATER QUALITY: Take the tour to investigate your water saving opportunities in each area of your home. Click on each location to show you both the facts and specific advice.
Source: California Urban Water Conservation Council
URL: http://www.h2ouse.net/

High School Environmental Center
Abstract: AIR QUALITY/WASTE MANAGEMENT/WATER QUALITY: Connects to resources on Air, Waste/Recycling, and Water issues.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/highschool/

How Do We Measure the Quality of Our Waters [PDF]
Abstract: WATER QUALITY: How scientists measure water quality, including the physical and chemical conditions of the water and the health of it's aquatic living organisms.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/owow/monitoring/nationswaters/whatdo.pdf

Is this the Way to the Drainpipe? [PDF]
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Lower and Upper Elementary: WATER QUALITY: Where water and water pollution comes from and where it ends up, and how human water usage fits into the water cycle. A story format with guided questions, answers, and related activities.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/region1/students/pdfs/ww_drain.pdf

Journey to Planet Earth
Abstract: Sustainable Agriculture, Water Quality: ACTIVITY: The seven programs in the series Journey to Planet Earth explore the fragile relationship between people and the world they inhabit.
Source: PBS
URL: http://www.pbs.org/journeytoplanetearth/about/purchase.html

Managing Non-Point Source Pollution from Agriculture
Abstract: SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE/WATER QUALITY: Describes water quality impacts from agricultural sources.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/NPS/facts/point6.htm

Managing Non-Point Source Pollution from Households
Abstract: WASTE MANAGEMENT/WATER QUALITY: Describes water quality impacts and water pollution from household sources.
Source: EPA
URL: http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/nps/outreach/point10.cfm

Native Waters
Abstract: MATERIALS SOURCES, water quality: Links to publications about water.
Source: Native Waters
URL: http://www.projectwet.org/publications.htm

Non-Point Source Pollution
Abstract: Sustainable AGRICULTURE/WASTE MANAGEMENT/WATER QUALITY: Describes what nonpoint source pollution (NPS) is and why it is the nation's largest water quality problem.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/NPS/facts/point1.htm

Non-Point Source Pollution
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Lower and Upper Elementary: WATER QUALITY: Build a storm drain and river system in an aquarium to learn what storm drains collect following rainstorms, and to see the impacts of water from storm drains on downstream water quality.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/safewater/kids/activity_grades_4-8_nonpoi

Non-Point Source Pollution Word Search
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Lower and Upper Elementary: WATER QUALITY: Read the information on nonpoint source pollution (NPS) then print out and complete the related word search.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/owow/NPS/kids/word.html

Project WET
Abstract: Web site with programs, materials and information for teachers to facilitate and promote the awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of water resources through the development and dissemination of classroom ready teaching aids.
Source: Project Wet
URL: http://www.montana.edu/wwwwater/wet/index.html

Abstract: SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE, WATER QUALITY: Web-based animation featuring a new superhero, Robocow. Robocow flies over agricultural horizons, rescuing us from ill-advised practices endangering the quality of surface waters. For students in grades 6-10.
Source: Agriculture Canada
URL: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=118736

Sources of Groundwater Contamination
Abstract: WATER QUALITY: Ways that groundwater can get contaminated, including how and with what. Includes excellent graphic.
Source: The Groundwater Foundation
URL: http://www.groundwater.org/gi/sourcesofgwcontam.html

South Dakota Forest and Water Adventures
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Upper Elementary: WATER QUALITY, CURRICULUM PLANNING: Forest and watershed educational modules
Source: South Dakota Department of Environmental Resources
URL: http://denr.sd.gov/dfta/wp/kidspage.aspx

The Big Three Pollutants [PDF]
Abstract: AGRICULTURE/WATER QUALITY: Description of how dirt, bacteria and nutrients impact water quality.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/owow/monitoring/nationswaters/bigthree.pd

The Water Sourcebooks
Abstract: CURRICULA: All Age Groups: Materials, WATER QUALITY: A handbook of 324 activities divided by age group within five subject areas that explain the water management cycle and how it affects all aspects of the environment.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/safewater/kids/wsb/

Water Crossword Puzzle [PDF]
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Upper Elementary: WATER QUALITY: On-line printable crossword puzzle based on water information.
Source: Groundwater Foundation
URL: http://www.groundwater.org/kc/docs/contamination_crossword.p

Water Pollution Prevention and Conservation
Abstract: WATER QUALITY: Ways and amounts of water used, and ways to prevent pollution.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/r5water/

Watershed Patch Project [PDF]
Abstract: CURRICULA: Upper Elementary and Middle School: WATER: Information and activities related to watersheds and designed for several specific age groups to earn certificates.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/adopt/patch/watershedpatch.pdf

What is Groundwater [PDF]
Abstract: WATER QUALITY: Definition of groundwater and why it is important.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/owow/monitoring/nationswaters/groundwater

What is Sustainable Development?
Abstract: Sustainable Agriculture, Air Quality, Energy, Waste Management, Water Quality: Information describing components of sustainable development.
Source: The World Bank Group
URL: http://www.worldbank.org/depweb/english/sd.html

What You Can Do to Prevent Non-Point Source Pollution
Abstract: AGRICULTURE/WASTE MANAGEMENT/WATER QUALITY: Listing of proactive choices to prevent water pollution in urban and agricultural areas.
Source: EPA
URL: http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/nps/whatudo.cfm

Where are these Pollutants Coming From [PDF]
Abstract: WATER QUALITY: Where water pollution really comes from including description of polluted runoff and factors that affect it.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/owow/monitoring/nationswaters/wherepollut


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