Educator Resources: Water Quality

Adopt-a-Beach for Your Classroom

This service learning program lets you teach outdoors at your local Great Lakes shoreline. Students learn about the environment while they investigate beach health, remove litter, and enter their findings into an online database.

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Alliance for the Great Lakes

EARTHECO Water Challenge

EarthEcho’s programs utilize 21st century tools and interactive resources to empower and equip youth to identify and solve environmental challenges by taking action in their own communities.

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EARTHECO International

Exploring Streams

Hands-on learning about streams within and outside of the classroom. This four week long curriculum contains six sections, including a field trip to collect data that will contribute to the Water Action Volunteers Program. Aligned with Science Standards.

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin-Extension, Water Action Volunteers

St. Louis River Watch

The St. Louis River River Watch project is a youth-based water quality monitoring program for the St. Louis River and its tributaries in northeastern Minnesota. This project promotes and inspires stewardship of the largest U.S. tributary to Lake Superior and other nearby waterways.

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Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College, US Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture

The WAV Packet: Make WAVes for Action!

The WAV Packet is a program resource that includes eight action-oriented activities. Activities promote environmental stewardship and a positive learning experience while benefiting a community’s water resources. Activities are appropriate for different age groups.

*Supports WAV Stream Monitoring Program

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Water Action Volunteers

The WQI (Water Quality Index) Project

The WQI (Water Quality Index) Project is an experiential investigation of your water quality and watershed. It guides learners as they explore water in their community, consider water challenges around the world, and share their findings with others around the country.

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PlusUs