Watershed Education Resources:


Local organizations


Delaware River Basin Commission Ed. Web

Educational resources about our watershed, the Delaware River Basin, and about water quality issues in general. It includes field trip suggestions, maps, data sets, links, and upcoming opportunities. This site is a great jumping off point!


http://www.state.nj.us/drbc/watershedgroups.htm (find a group in your neighborhood to assist you in conducting water quality investigations)


Fairmount Waterworks

School field trip programs and other resources



Stroud Water Research Center

Field trip programs, teacher training workshops, and online and print materials




Other websites


EPA Surf Your Watershed

An abundance of educational resources for teachers and students


http://www.epa.gov/safewater/kids/wsb/ (Water Sourcebook series‹324 activities for a range of grade levels. All of these are available online)



Project WET (Water Education for Teachers)

This foundation sells teacher training materials and conducts workshops for watershed education.



United States Geologic Survey (USGS) Water Science for Schools page

Includes fact sheets, activities, and plenty of other good resources



A Child¹s Place in the Environment (ACPE)

K-6 curriculum units correlated to California¹s Language Arts and Science standards. Unit 4 addresses aquatic systems.



Educating Young People About Water

A comprehensive database of over 100 curriculum resources and activity guides for water education. Some are no longer in print. Many are available at low or no cost.



Global Rivers Environmental Education Network (GREEN)

This organization provides a central location for watershed monitoring groups from around the globe to share their data. Their section on data collection protocols is very useful.



Print Resources


Muhlenberg College. Aquatic Ecology: An Environmental Study Unit for 5th ­ 8th Graders. (Contact Environmental Education Outreach at MC for a copy)


Springer, Mark. Watershed: A Successful Voyage into Integrative Learning. National Middle School Association: Westerville, OH, 1994.


Springer, Mark. The Watershed Whole-Learning Activities Book. National Middle School Association: Westerville, OH, 1998.


Stone, Michael K. and Zenobia Barlow, Eds. Ecological Literacy: Educating our Children for a Sustainable World. San Francisco: Sierra Club, 2003