Below is a list of some good starting places for ideas relating to teaching about the environment. In addition to general resources on environmentally-related topics, the library has developed some specific resources to support teaching water:
Below is a list of other websites of interest:
Annotated Bibliography of K-12 Educational Resources : The Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education (WCEE) maintains an Environmental Education (EE) Resources Library for use by educators in Wisconsin. It is centrally located in Stevens Point, Wisconsin in the Learning Resources Center of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The following list consists of selected resources of the general topic of Aquatic Systems. All materials are available for loan at the WCEE Resources Library. Many more resources are available on this and other topics, and there are many resources for the studies in specific water systems (lakes, rivers, wetlands, etc.) and specific water issues (pollution, invasives, etc.).
EEK : Brought to you by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. This electronic magazine is for kids in grades 4-8. Surf around and learn more about the great outdoors.
Nab the Invader : A fun way to learn about aquatic invaders from The Sea Grant Nonindigenous Species Site (SGNIS), a project of the National Sea Grant College Program, produced by the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network. By using this site you can check out lots of unusual species that create real problems in the Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf, and Great Lakes regions.
Project Wet : The mission of Project WET is to reach children, parents, educators, and communities of the world with water education.They have many educator's guides and activity booklets on topics regarding water, from groundwater to wetlands.
EPA's Water Curriculum materials : EPA leads the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people. They have multiple resources on water for teachers and parents.
Groundwater Foundation : The Groundwater Foundation's mission involves educating and motivating people to care for and about groundwater. Their Kids Corner has multiple activities and educational games and tools specifically concerning groundwater.
Give Water a Hand: Give Water A Hand is national watershed education program designed to involve young people in local environmental service projects. Following steps in the Give Water A Hand Action Guide, your youth group or class plans and completes a community service project to protect and improve water resources. This is a resource from University of Wisconsin Extension.