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Watershed Education Resources
on the Internet

Here are some starting points for "getting your feet wet":

Watersheds Projects on the WWW

  • Au Sable River, Manistee River - Anglers of the Au Sable
    The Riverwatch Online is the newsletter for the Anglers, an environmental/flyfishing organization of over 600 members in mostly five states, but also in others and in Canada and the U.K.
  • Baltic Sea - BALtic Sea region on-Line Environmental information Resources for INternet Access BALLERINA
  • Baltic Sea - Baltic Sea Drainage Basin GIS, Map and Statistical Database
  • Budd-Deschutes and Nisqually Rivers - Thurgood Marshall Middle School
  • Buffalo River - Buffalo River Stewardship Foundation
    Buffalo River Stewardship Foundation uses economic incentives to protect America's first National River.
  • Chehalis River - Chehalis River Council
    Chehalis River Council is a non-profit citizens group working to improve water quality throughout one of Washington State's largest watersheds.
  • Chehalis River  - Chehalis River Council
    The Chehalis River Council is a nonprofit citizens group working to improve water quality throughout one of Washington State's largest watersheds. The web site has lots of information, including a complete description of the watershed online in the Chehalis River Basin Action Plan. This 1992 document identifies water quality issues facing the Chehalis river system.
  • Connecticut River - Connecticut River Education Initiative
    CREI consists of a unique consortium of non-profit educational institutions from four New England states working together to establish a broad spectrum of educational resources inspired by the study of the Connecticut River watershed.
  • Cuyahoga River - Crooked River Project
    Crooked River Project is implemented by members of NASA Summer Camp 95 from Strongsville with help from the camp staff.
  • Cuyahoga River - Strongsville High School Math-Science Classes Study The Cuyahoga River
    This project used watershed education as a means to integrate math analysis, chemistry and technology in an environmental context.
  • Danube River - Danube Environmental Programme and DANIS - Danube Information System
  • Danube River - Save the Danube River
    First environmental lawsuit ever brought before the International Court of Justice
  • Delaware River - Delaware River Watershed Education Consortium
    Watershed study projects at more than 31 Eastern Pennsylvania schools have pooled their efforts into the Delaware River Watershed Education Consortium through the efforts of DCNR -- Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center.
  • Eno River - Eno River Association
    The historic Eno River is a free-flowing, clean stream in an urban setting.
  • Four Mile Run - 
    An important urban stream -- " at the cutting edge in urban watershed management for nearly two decades."
  • French Creek - French Creek Environmental Education Project
    FCEEP focuses on French Creek and its surrounding watershed, located in southwestern New York and northwestern Pennsylvania.
  • Grand River - Grand River Conservation Authority
    The authority manages vital land and water resources in the Grand River watershed.
  • Great Lakes - Great Lakes Information Network
    A cooperative project of agencies and organizations in the region that work together to make their Great Lakes regional information available on-line.
  • Great Lakes - Great Lakes Regional American Indian Network
    Great Lakes Regional American Indian Network wants to introduce tribal people and communities to the Internet.
  • Great Lakes - Environmental Assoc. for Great Lakes Education (EAGLE)
    Environmental Assoc. for Great Lakes Education (EAGLE) is a non-profit organization which works on environmental issues throughout the Great Lakes Bioregion.
  • Green, Cedar, and Snohomish Rivers - King County Water and Land Resources
    Lead agency for watershed planning, restoration, and community involvement.
  • Humboldt Bay - Humboldt Bay Symposium
    Sept. 13-15, 1996 forum for residents of the Humboldt Bay watershed to celebrate the bounty of the area and develop a vision for its future.
  • Lake Michigan, Buck Creek, Spring Lake, Muskegon Lake - Horizons High School Environmental Studies Program
    The mission of Water Ecology Studies @ Horizons is to provide the best, free water quality network for West Michigan
  • Los Angeles River - 
    Includes the "Los Angeles River Virtual Tour."
  • Mississippi - Mississippi River Basin Alliance
    The Alliance is a citizens' coalition that unites environmental justice organizations and traditional conservation groups around issues impacting the Mississippi River.
  • Mississippi River - The Riverview Times
    The changing human and political environment as it affects the Mississippi River, as well as the environmental, recreational and historic character of this noble waterway at the heart of North America.
  • Mississippi River - Mississippi Headwaters Board
    Protecting the first 400 miles of the Mississippi River.
  • Neuse River - Raleigh News & Observer
    "Sold Down the River," stories, images and resources on the Neuse River
  • North Santiam River - Salem Public Works Water Resources
  • Puget Sound - People for Puget Sound/SoundWeb
    People for Puget Sound is a non-profit citizens group dedicated to educating and involving people in protecting and restoring the land and waters of Puget Sound and the Northwest Straits.
  • Puget Sound - Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
    Formed in 1984 as a coaltion of citizens and organizations concerned about the health of Puget Sound, Puget Soundkeeper Alliance (PSA) has been on the forefront of Sound stewardship ever since.
  • Rio Grande/Rio Bravo - Project del Rio
  • Rouge River - Rouge Education Project
    The "Rouge Model" was an original model project for GREEN.
  • Saginaw Bay, Lake Michigan - WETNET
    WETNET is a school project that displays and manages water quality data gathered by more than 60 elementary, middle, and high schools in Michigan's Saginaw Basin on interactive computer maps on the Internet.
  • San Jacinto River - San Jacinto River Association
  • San Luis Obispo Creek - Central Coast Salmon Enhancement
    Salmon streams on California's Central Coast.
  • San Luis Obispo Creek - San Luis Obispo Creek Task Force
    The San Luis Obispo Creek Task Force is facilitated by The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County. More information about the San Luis Obispo Creek Watershed Enhancement Program can be found on their home page.
  • Santa Clara River - Friends of the Santa Clara River
  • Sarasvati River - 
    A Celebration of the Legacy of the Sarasvati Civilization. Ancient courses (ca. 3000 B.C.) of the Sarasvati River (1600 km.) have been established through multi-disciplinary studies. Projects are ongoing to develop the Sarasvati River Basin. The Sarasvati River image Library contains Notes on Geology and Natural History, Sarasvati Legacy Images and General Images & Maps.
  • Schuylkill River - 
    You will find that this site is just as much about Community as it is about Rivers - but then they always have gone together. You'll find many references to their mutual history here in this exhibit.
  • Thornapple River - Riverhouse
    Environmental education site for the Thornapple River Watershed Group, associated with West Michigan Environmental Action Council.
  • Thornton Creek - Thornton Creek Project
    One of the best examples of watershed education programs on-line, produced by students.
  • Tualatin River - Oregon Episcopal School
    Students have posted maps and data from wetlands on their school site.
  • Yarra River - Yarra Valley Water Education
    Aimed at teachers and students, this site provides detailed information about water supply, treatment and conservation.

Water Education Links

  • Adopt-A-Watershed
    A K-12 science curriculum that uses a local watershed as a focal point for bringing theory into application.
  • Bridging the Gulf Science Literacy Grant
    This project seeks to improve science literacy across the state of Illinois, and includes student participation in the RiverWatch program.
  • CyberLearning Collection: Salmon Preservation, A Case Study in the Resolution of Environmental Conflict
    Commercially available 2-volume CD-ROM library and investigation guides.
  • Cycling for Conservation
    This international five-month cycling expedition through South America, will highlight water-related environmental issues while introducing its interactive web site to hundreds of schools in Chile and California.
  • Earth Awareness Educational Resources
    This is a resource for teachers and students to find useful information in the subject areas of: social studies, geography, science, K-12 outreach programs, and the environment. This resource is updated on a weekly basis.
  • Educating Young People About Water
    Materials to help you develop a community-based, youth water education program that targets youth and links key community members in partnerships--all working toward common water education goals.
  • Environmental Action and Information Center
    The mission of the Environmental Action and Information Center is to provide activists with the information they need, when they need it, in order to make a difference.
  • Environmental Assoc. for Great Lakes Education (EAGLE)
    Environmental Assoc. for Great Lakes Education (EAGLE) is a non-profit organization which works on environmental issues throughout the Great Lakes Bioregion.
  • EnviroScape Water Quality Model
    EnviroScape models are innovative, hands-on, portable models that teach about water pollution and prevention.
  • ESRI Schools and Libraries Program
    Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Schools, Libraries, and Other Neat Places.
  • Estuary-Net
    Estuary-Net was developed by the National Estuarine Research Reserve System in response to water quality issues arising in coastal areas. This project strives to develop collaborations among high schools, community volunteer water quality monitoring groups, local officials, state Coastal Zone Management (CZM) programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERRS) to solve non-point source pollution problems in estuaries and their watersheds.
  • Give Water A Hand
    Join young people from around the country who are learning about water in their communities and what they -- and you! -- can do... a program of the University of Wisconsin-Environmental Resources Center.
  • Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment
    A worldwide network of students, teachers, and scientists working together to study and understand the global environment.
  • Green Generation: Young Help for Planet Earth
    Set up in 1990 in order to encourage and foster links between environmentally committed children around the world, we are a small independent international non-profit making association. We are based on a peaceful olive tree covered hillside in S.E France. We believe strongly in the importance and quality of you, the YOUNGER GENERATION. You have a challenge that is huge: restoring sanity, beauty and Life to this incredible planet. Some of you are lucky, but millions of others need to know that it is possible to make a difference, and how many are trying, in amazing ways, all around the world.
  • GREEN-Europe on the Internet
    Thanks to many hours "staring at screens" by Arne Schmidt and Lars Groth [GREEN-Denmark coordinator], the GREEN Europe home page has been established. Visitors can locate and learn about contact persons, and read about the newest developments with GREEN Europe on-line. Also GREEN projects within Europe can be presented on this home page.
  • Hillsdale-Lenawee-Monroe Math/Science Center
    Watershed project involves several Michigan schools.
  • I*EARN Aqua
    An electronic conference for the discussion of water quality issues, part of the I*EARN network.
  • International Life Sciences Institute
    ILSI is a nonprofit, worldwide foundation established in 1978 to advance the understanding of scientific issues relating to nutrition, food safety, toxicology, and the environment.
  • International Rivers Network
    Provides activists throughout the world with important, in-depth background and current information on river campaigns.
  • Kentucky Water Watch
    Networks schools that monitor water quality in Kentucky.
  • National 4-H Council Environmental Stewardship Updates
    The specific goals of the Environmental Stewardship program include: understanding ecological concepts, building an awareness of environmental issues and values, developing scientific investigatory and critical thinking skills, and learning skills needed for effective action. In general, these goals foster leadership skills that allow youth to work as full partners with others to develop creative, community-based solutions to difficult environmental challenges.
  • National Environmental Directory Project
    The National Environmental Directory Project creates regional environmental directories which together form a comprehensive national environmental directory database. Each regional directory lists and describes nonprofit organizations, government agencies and other organizations concerned with environmental education and action.
  • National Water-Quality Assessment NAWQA
    Program run by the U.S. Geological Survey is designed to describe the status and trends in the quality of the nation's ground- and surface-water resources and to provide a sound understanding of the natural and human factors that affect it.
  • Networking BC Rivers
    Networking BC Rivers is a project to enable schools and communities throughout BC to learn more about the watersheds of four major rivers in British Columbia: the Fraser, Peace, Skeena, and Columbia. The project includes different methods and areas of study from scientific data collection to language arts. This web site supports the learning and collaborations done through both traditional and new media.
  • Oz GREEN/GREEN Australia
    The Australian continent's Global Rivers Environmental Education Network affiliate.
  • Project WET - Water Education for Teachers
    The goal of Project WET is to facilitate and promote awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of water resources through the development and dissemination of classroom-ready teaching aids and through the establishment of state and internationally sponsored Project WET programs.
  • River Network
    River Network's mission is to help people organize to protect and restore rivers and watersheds.
  • River Watch Network
    From the Rio Grande in Texas to the Danube in Hungary, River Watch Network harnesses the power of people and communities to monitor, restore, and protect the world's rivers.
  • RiverResource
    A place where students of rivers can explore valuable river resources--a gateway to productive internet exploration.
  • Rivers of Life: Mississippi Adventure
    A subscription-based program offered by Hamine University's Center for Global Environmental Education that engages students the world over in celebration, study, and stewardship of one of the world's greatest river systems.
  • Running the Nile
    Online Kayak Expedition
  • Salmon, Trout, Education Program (STEP)
    A cross-curricular science-based program that raises steelhead trout in the classroom.
  • Streamwatch
    The community water quality monitoring program which operates across the Greater Melbourne area.
  • The Green Thumb Project
    The Green Thumb project is an innovative, pollution prevention demonstration project which originally started as a Great Lakes binational project in Duluth, MN and Superior, WI, Toronto and Sarnia Ontario, and Milwaukee, WI. The project teaches homeowners, groundskeepers, schools and businesses alternatives to using pesticides and chemical based fertilizers for lawn care maintenance. The GT project continues today in Toronto and Duluth.
  • The Rivers Project
    Includes a telecommunications network linking all of the more than 300 participating schools in a 35-state region and Canada.
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Water Protection Home Page
  • U.S. EPA "Surf Your Watershed"
    A service to help you locate, use, and share environmental information on your watershed or community.
  • U.S. EPA Watershed Academy
    The EPA Office of Water initiated the Watershed Academy to provide training for watershed managers based on local, state, tribal, and federal experiences in implementing the watershed approach throughout the past decade.
  • US EPA Region 4 "Water Pollution Solutions"
    Includes solutions for the public and for professionals.
  • Volunteer Monitor
    The Volunteer Monitor newsletter facilitates the exchange of ideas, monitoring methods, and practical advice among volunteer environmental monitoring groups across the USA.
  • Washington NatureMapping
    The NatureMapping Program's vision is to create a national network that links natural resource agencies, academia and land planners with local communities primarily through schools.
  • Watch Over Washington
    Links volunteer monitors in the state of Washington.
  • Water Quality Association Glossary of Terms
    The WQA Glossary of Terms provides on-line definitions for the language of water quality and monitoring, is provided by the Water Quality Association international trade association.
  • Water Quality Curricula from the Cooperative Extension Service
    A comprehensive review of curricula for non-formal water education. Includes summaries of curricula and support materials, and an extensive bibliography.
  • Water Resources Education Network (WREN)
    A project of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Citizen Education Fund. Its purpose is to make connections between people and resources for water education.
  • Watershed Management Council
    The Watershed Management Council is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the advancement of the art and science of watershed management.
  • Waterwatch Australia
    The national community-based water quality monitoring program.
  • Waterwatch Victoria
    Waterwatch brings together schools and community groups, Landcare Groups, and landowners, councils and water authorities to test the quality of their local stream or water source so that practical actions can be taken to maintain and improve water quality.
  • West Virginia K-12 RuralNet
    Designed to increase the effectiveness of the Internet as a teaching tool, and focuses on watershed education.

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