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With the help of the Regional Stormwater Programís Public Education Task Force, the North Central Texas Council of Governments is compiling a list of helpful links for environmental educators related to stormwater issues. If you have any suggestions for additions, please send them our way!

 

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Name: Adventures of Wally the Water Molecule
Organization: Ross A Lurgio Middle School
Grade Level: 3,4,5,6 
Topic(s): Water Quality
Resource Type: Video
Description: A video that follows a water molecule through the photosynthesis process.
External Link: http://www.schooltube.com/video/d235cb8c44c6bea55a48/Adventures-of-Wally-the-Water-Molecule
Name: Air Quality Nonpoint Source Pollution Prevention
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency
Grade Level: 9,10,11,12 
Topic(s): Pollution Prevention
Resource Type: Activity Book
Description: An activity book designed that guides high school students through non-point source pollution prevention by focusing on the reduction of pullutants and wastes at their source.
External Link: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/32/31854.pdf
Name: A-Way with Waste
Organization: Washington Dep. Of Ecology
Grade Level: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 
Topic(s): Solid/Hazardous Waste
Resource Type: Curriculum
Description: A curriculum that presents integrated waste management concepts with activities designed to solve waste management problems at home, in school, and in the community.
External Link: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/documents/97200.pdf
Name: Be Flood Safe
Organization: Southeast Metro Stormwater Authority
Grade Level: K,1,2,3 
Topic(s): Flood Safety
Resource Type: Activity Book
Description: This activity book teaches children about flood safety, conserving water, and protecting riparian habitat areas.
External Link: http://www.semswa.org/uploads/FileLinks/91813e4557d04799856a8df44d1861b4/SEMSWA_Activity_Book_final.pdf
Name: Captain Hydro
Organization: East Bay Municipal Utility Distric
Grade Level: 3,4,5,6 
Topic(s): Water Conservation
Resource Type: Workbook
Description: Activity book that covers the water cycle, water quality, and water conservation in the form of a fun comic book.
External Link: http://www.plainviewwater.org/Kids%20Corner/Captain%20Hydro.pdf
Name: Community Gardening Project
Organization: University of Illinois Extension
Grade Level: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 
Topic(s): Community Garden
Resource Type: Programs
Description: Community garden resources and related educational opportunities.
External Link: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/jsw/cgp/
Name: Dallas Storm Water Management
Organization: City of DallasLocal
Grade Level: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 
Topic(s): Water Quality
Resource Type: Activities
Description: Educational resources for students and teachers about stormwater pollution and daily actions that residents can take to help prevent it.
External Link: http://dallascityhall.com/departments/trinitywatershedmanagement/wheredoesitgo/Pages/For-Students-and-Teachers.aspx
Name: Environmental Education in the Community Garden
Organization: American Community Gardening Association
Grade Level: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 
Topic(s): Community Garden
Resource Type: Lesson Plans
Description: A collection of lesson plans that can be used in a community garden setting.
External Link: https://communitygarden.org/programs/environmental-education-community-garden/
Name: Environmental Health Education
Organization: Idaho Dep. Of Health and Welfare
Grade Level: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 
Topic(s): Environmental Health
Resource Type: Lesson Plans
Description: This book includes lesson plans for all grade levels that focused topics such as hazardous substances, chemicals, and pollution.
External Link: http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Portals/0/Health/EnvironmentalHealth/Lesson%20Plans-Reduced%20File%20Size.pdf
Name: Environmental Health Student Curriculum and Lesson Plans
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency
Grade Level: 4,5,6,7,8 
Topic(s): Environmental Health
Resource Type: Curriculum, Lesson Plans
Description: This nine-lesson program was designed to excite kids about environmental health and empower them to take steps in their everyday lives to improve the environment for their community and reduce their environmental risk
External Link: https://www.epa.gov/children/student-curriculum
Name: Evironmental Programs
Organization: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
Grade Level: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 
Topic(s): Watershed
Resource Type: Programs
Description: The Watershed Center for Environmental Advocacy, Science and Education, located in New Jersey, offers many hands-on environmental education opportunities for students, educators, and families.
External Link: https://thewatershed.org/education/
Name: Field Guide to Water Education
Organization: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Grade Level: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12 
Topic(s): Water Quality
Resource Type: Lesson Plans
Description: This guide is for use by instructors with students of all ages, and includes an introduction to the water cycle, aquatic life, and water pollution.
External Link: https://www.tceq.texas.gov/p2/Education/Water
Name: Freddy the Fish
Organization: NCTCOG Environment & DevelopmentNCTCOG
Grade Level: 3,4,5,6 
Topic(s): Watershed, Water Quality, Pollution Prevention
Resource Type: Video
Description: Freddy the Fish teaches kids about what happens to rain after it hits the ground, where storm drains lead to, and what we can do to help prevent water pollution.
External Link: https://youtu.be/jjPfLhJbdc0
Name: Hold the Mold
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency
Grade Level: 5,6,7,8 
Topic(s): Environmental Health
Resource Type: Lesson Plans
Description: Lesson plan for middle school students on mold.
External Link: https://www.epa.gov/students/hold-mold-lesson-plan
Name: How's My Waterway?
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency
Grade Level: 9,10,11,12,General Public 
Topic(s): Water Quality, Pollution Prevention
Resource Type: Information Page
Description: Interactive online map that allows users to axplore various parameters of water quality for bodies of water in their area
External Link: https://watersgeo.epa.gov/mywaterway/
Name: Hudson Rivers Creatures Activity Book
Organization: NY Department of Health
Grade Level: K,1,2,3,4 
Topic(s): Water Quality
Resource Type: Activity Book
Description: A fun activity book that outlines fish advisories, water quality, and biodiversity in the Hudson River.
External Link: https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2718.pdf
Name: Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Action Kit
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency
Grade Level: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 
Topic(s): Air Quality
Resource Type: Programs
Description: IAQ Tools for Schools Action Kit shows schools how to carry out a practical plan to improve indoor air problems at little- or no-cost using straightforward activities and in-house staff.
External Link: https://www.epa.gov/iaq-schools/indoor-air-quality-tools-schools-action-kit
Name: Landscape for Life - Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and United States Botanic Garden
Organization: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and United States Botanic Garden
Grade Level: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 
Topic(s): Community Garden, Environmental Health
Resource Type: Activities
Description: Free Landscape For Life™ (LFL) ‘Train the Trainer’ webinar series (five 2-hour webinars). This training offers helpful teaching tips and tools that show you how to effectively utilize the LFL instructor’s manual.
External Link: http://landscapeforlife.org/
Name: Lead Blockers
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency
Grade Level: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 
Topic(s): Environmental Health
Resource Type: Lesson Plans
Description: Lesson plan for teachers on lead and health.
External Link: https://www.epa.gov/students/lead-blockers-lesson-plan
Name: NCTCOG/Regional Stormwater Management Program/Texas SmartScape
Organization: Texas SmartScapeNCTCOG
Grade Level: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 
Topic(s): Water Quality
Resource Type: Activities, Programs, Curriculum
Description: A presentation on the 12 lessons students can learn from SmartScape.
External Link: http://www.nctcog.org/envir/seeclean/stormwater/pubs/presentations/smartscape-for-students-05.pdf
Name: Only Rain Down the Drain
Organization: Washington Dep. Of Ecology
Grade Level: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 
Topic(s): Stormwater Pollution Prevention
Resource Type: Toolkit
Description: Videos and a toolkit focused on water quality, stormwater pollution, watersheds, and spills.
External Link: http://www.onlyraindownthedrain.com/
Name: Outreach Template - Landscape Best Management Practices<
Organization: NCTCOG Environment & DevelopmentNCTCOG
Grade Level: 9,10,11,12,General Public,Commercial Businesses 
Topic(s): Pollution Prevention, Water Quality, Environmental Health
Resource Type: Resource Database, Toolkit
Description: A resource for creating e-newsletter articles, webpage copy, and social media posts about landscape best management practices. Includes images.
External Link: documents/Landscape-BMP-Outreach-Final-3-16_000.docx
Name: Owlie Skywarn: Floods
Organization: NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory
Grade Level: K,1,2 
Topic(s): Flood Safety
Resource Type: Activities
Description: This educational activity book raises flood awareness in young children and encourages emergency planning prior to an flood event.
External Link: https://www.weather.gov/owlie/
Name: Ready Kids
Organization: US Department of Homeland Security
Grade Level: K,1,2,3 
Topic(s): Flood Safety
Resource Type: Activity Book
Description: The Ready Kids Activity book teaches children about emergency preparedness, including flood safety, and encourages planning and practice as preparation for unexpected events.
External Link: http://www.semswa.org/uploads/FileLinks/91813e4557d04799856a8df44d1861b4/FEMA_kids_activity_book.pdf
Name: Recycle City
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency
Grade Level: K,1,2,3,4,5,6 
Topic(s): Solid/Hazardous Waste
Resource Type: Activities
Description: An interactive tool that demonstrates how people can reduce waste, use less energy, and save money by doing simple things at home, work, and in their neighborhoods.
External Link: https://www3.epa.gov/recyclecity/
Name: Resources for Educators and Youth Leaders
Organization: NY Department of Environmental Conservation
Grade Level: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 
Topic(s): Stewardship
Resource Type: Programs
Description: A website containing lesson plans and a collection of activities for children to do while exploring outside.
External Link: http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/66.html
Name: Resources for Stormwater Education and Outreach
Organization: Washington Dep. Of Ecology
Grade Level: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 
Topic(s): Stormwater Pollution Prevention
Resource Type: Curriculum
Description: A collectio of stormwater education resources including a curriculum, printable booklets, and classroom activities.
External Link: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/stormwater/municipal/public_outreach_resources.html#k12
Name: Scoop it! It's your Doodie
Organization: City of Kent, WA
Grade Level: K,1,2,3,4,5,6 
Topic(s): Stormwater Pollution Prevention
Resource Type: Video
Description: A short video that relates the importance of picking up dog's poop.
External Link: https://vimeo.com/38932581
Name: Sharing Environmental Education Knowledge (SEEK)
Organization: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Grade Level: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 
Topic(s): Stewardship
Resource Type: Resource Database
Description: A large database with environmetnal education resources. The database includes curriculums, programs, lesson plans, activities, and much more, sorted by topic area and target audience.
External Link: https://www.seek.state.mn.us/resource-search
Name: Stormwater Quiz Show Game
Organization: NCTCOG Environment & DevelopmentNCTCOG
Grade Level: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12 
Topic(s): Environmental Health, Water Quality, Pollution Prevention
Resource Type: Activities
Description: An interactive and customizable Jeopardy™ style game. Up to four players or groups, keeps track of scores, can build custom games with own questions, and is playable online or available for download.
External Link: http://www.nctcog.org/envir/SEEclean/stormwater/program-areas/public_education/stormwatergame.asp
Name: Stormwater to Drinking Water
Organization: NCTCOG Environment & DevelopmentNCTCOG
Grade Level: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12,General Public 
Topic(s): Watershed, Water Quality, Pollution Prevention
Resource Type: Video
Description: A video that teaches older children why we must protect our limited freshwater supplies from harmful contaminants, stressing that individual actions make a difference.
External Link: https://youtu.be/XGpwGjYNfX4
Name: Susquehanna Watershed Environmental Education Program
Organization: Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Grade Level: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 
Topic(s): Watershed
Resource Type: Curriculum
Description: Bring the watershed to life as students engage with curriculum-based investigations before and after a field experience!
External Link: http://www.cbf.org/join-us/education-program/field-programs/one-day/susquehanna-watershed-environmental-education-program.html
Name: Tappers Fun Zone
Organization: Louisville Water Company
Grade Level: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 
Topic(s): Water Conservation
Resource Type: Activity Book
Description: Collection of activity books covering various water quality issues.
External Link: http://www.tappersfunzone.com/education-programs
Name: The Plain English Guide to the Clean Air Act
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency
Grade Level: 9,10,11,12,General Public 
Topic(s): Air Quality
Resource Type: Booklet
Description: This easy to understand guide explains the events leading to the Clean Air Act, key elements covered under the regulation, and ways to reduce air pollution.
External Link: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-08/documents/peg.pdf
Name: The Planet Protectors
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency
Grade Level: K,1,2,3,4,5 
Topic(s): Solid/Hazardous Waste
Resource Type: Activities
Description: A collection of activities, available in English and Spanish, that help students learn about reducing wastes and saving resources.
External Link: https://www.epa.gov/students/planet-protectors-activities-kids
Name: The Quest for Less
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency
Grade Level: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 
Topic(s): Solid/Hazardous Waste
Resource Type: Activities
Description: A teachers guide that has reducing, reusing, and recycling activities and resources for grades K-8
External Link: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-09/documents/qfl_complete.pdf
Name: Water and the Environment
Organization: American Geological Institute
Grade Level: 9,10,11,12,General Public 
Topic(s): Stewardship
Resource Type: Book
Description: A book geared towards helping young adults understand the importance of water, including its distribution, quantity, availability, and quality.
External Link: http://www.cns-eoc.colostate.edu/docs/water.pdf
Name: Water Conservation Activity Book
Organization: St. Johns River Water Management
Grade Level: K,1,2 
Topic(s): Water Conservation
Resource Type: Activity Book
Description: Activity book that contains engaging games and pictures related to water resources and water conservation.
External Link: https://www.sjrwmd.com/static/education/cb_waterconservation.pdf
Name: Water Education
Organization: North Texas Municipal Water DistrictLocal
Grade Level: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 
Topic(s): Watershed
Resource Type: Programs
Description: This site has several educational resources pertaining to watershed education, water conservation, and water quality. The site also has information on visiting the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center.
External Link: https://www.ntmwd.com/education-programs/
Name: Water Quality Backyard Activity Guide
Organization: National Environmental Education Foundation
Grade Level: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 
Topic(s): Water Quality, Watershed
Resource Type: Activities, Activity Book
Description: Two simple do-at-home experiments and one water quality maze activity
External Link: https://www.neefusa.org/resource/water-quality-backyard-activity-guide
Name: Water Wise Youth Education
Organization: U. of AZ, Cochise County Cooperative Extension
Grade Level: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 
Topic(s): Water Conservation
Resource Type: Curriculum
Description: Water Wise Youth is designed to help teachers incorporate water education, including water basics, aquifers and watersheds, conservation, and water quality, in the classroom.
External Link: https://cals.arizona.edu/cochise/waterwise/youthprogram.html
 

 

 
 
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