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Watershed Resource list

A great introduction to watersheds is available in print at your local library:

  • Mattingly, Rosanna L., 1991. Shedding Light on Watersheds: An operational and conceptual framework for analysis. The Science Teacher, November 1991.

Know Your Watershed (Purdue University)

Lots of excellent material, including National Watershed Network, National Watershed Library, watershed materials, management practices; calendar, etc.

Surf Your Watershed (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Allows you to zoom in on your watershed, and to request electronic or printed copies of customized maps; also has other watershed information and web links

Great Lakes Information Network

The Great Lakes Information Network is a cooperative project of agencies and organizations to provide one place for people to find information relating to the Great Lakes region. Topics include the economy and environment, tourism, news, events and weather.

Rivers of Life

This Mississippi Adventure is a subscription-based program that engages students the world over in celebration, study, and stewardship of one of the world's greatest river systems.

NCSU Watersheds Project

"Water, Soil, and Hydro-Environmental Decision Support System" of the North Carolina State University Water Quality Group; focusing on non-point source pollution.

Yahara Watershed Education Project

The Yahara Watershed Education Network is an informal umbrella for K-16 educational activities that focus on local issues using "watershed" and "ecosystem health" as integrating concepts; it is a collaborative effort of Edgewood College, the UW-Madison, the Wisconsin DNR, local teachers and school districts, their students, and other interested educators.

The Yahara Watershed


Adopt A Watershed

EPA's Adopt Your Watershed program challenges you to serve your community by taking part in activities to protect and restore your local watershed.

Water: Online Student Activities

Includes numerous interactive activities

Give Water a Hand

Free to download or available in print. Explains how classes can improve and study local water issues.

Wetlands—A World in Our Backyard

Information and activities for middle school educators. Focuses on the New England region.

Project WET

Curriculum and activity guide for K-12 to promote stewardship and awareness of water resources.

Water, Precious Water

Hands-on activity series (Grades 2-6) studies water cycle, quality, conservation, treatment and distribution.

Book with Teacher’s Guide (Grades K-4): The Magic School Bus at the Water Works