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Educator & Student Links

General Education Information

Educating Young People About Water

Water-related curriculum database and guides organized by grade level, instructional format and topic.
Environmental Education Link Database Search for teacher resources, publications, grants, and other resources.
U.S. EPA Teaching Resources Links to EPA's collection of internal and external water education websites.
The Groundwater Foundation Kids Corner Games, kits, maps, and activites for educators (must purchase materials) and a few free activities to involve students in a classroom discussion.
Interactive Coastal Habitat Page Links to activities and information for educators and kids, compiled by the University of Delaware's Water Resources Center.
U.S. EPA Water Education Collection of lesson plans and projects for educators. Also see the Office of Water Kids' Stuff page for general information.
U.S. EPA Drinking Water & Ground Water Kids' Stuff Classroom lessons, games and activities by grade for teachers and kids.

Girl Scouts

Girl Scout project to earn a "Water Drop" patch.
USGS Water Science for Schools A page dedicated to the science of water, containing advanced information (middle school and up). Website also available in Spanish.
USGS Educational Resources Collection of environment-related links for teachers of grades K-12.
Water Cycle in Action Animated summary of the hydrologic cycle.
Project WET - Water Education for Teachers Hands-on curriculum and lesson plans (must purchase materials).
Water Environment Federation Curriculum Materials Free hands-on activities from The Water Sourcebook for grades K-12. Also visit the Students & Teachers K-12 page for more resources.
Water In The City Information for city dwellers on water supply by The Franklin Institute.
Groundwater and Drinking Water: An Expert Guide for Kids Another unconventional source providing information, classroom activities and experiments, and online games and activities. Thanks to Samantha Reynolds for providing this link.


New Jersey Education Information

NJDEP - SEEDS The state environmental education directory website.
Delaware River Basin Ed. Web An educational resource to help teachers and students learn about the Delaware River Watershed. Includes a link to Educational Resources/Lesson Plans.
New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium/New Jersey Sea Grant Education Program Field trip programs, lesson plans and virtual classrooms to instruct children about many aspects of coastal and marine science.
Lawrence Brook Watershed Partnership- Kids Page Collection of games, links and information geared towards children.
Lawrence Brook Watershed Partnership - Educators Links to watershed and environmental teaching resources.
Camden & Gloucester County Teacher's Guides Teacher's guides to the watersheds of Camden & Gloucester counties.
Pinelands Preservation Alliance Teacher Resources PPA offers a variety of resources to teachers, including training programs, curricula, and customized field experiences.
New Jersey Pinelands Commission On-Line Curriculum Project Curriculum guides for Grades 4-6 and 7-8 designed to help students develop an appreciation for the diversity and complexity of the Pinelands.


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