education

Using the Calculator When You’re Outside the US

December 20, 2019

The Water Footprint Calculator helps visitors understand how they use water and how they can use less. This is true for users outside of the United States as well, with the understanding that certain data might be more or less applicable to where they live. Welcome to the Water Footprint Calculator The Water Footprint Calculator provides a […]

Water Websites for Kids

November 12, 2019

There are many organizations and websites dedicated to helping kids understand their water use and become better water stewards. Here’s a short list – let us know if we’ve missed one. Kid-Friendly Water Websites There are many excellent (and free!) online water education resources. Here is our curated list of websites, curricula and quizzes you […]

Lessons for Understanding Our Water Footprint

May 31, 2019

“Lessons for Understanding Our Water Footprint” help students recognize that water is a limited resource that needs to be conserved. They promote conversation about how students’ food choices and shopping habits have a larger impact on their water consumption than they may realize. HIGH SCHOOL LESSONS(ages 15-18) MIDDLE SCHOOL LESSONS (ages 11-14) These interactive lessons […]

Understanding Our Water Footprint: High School Lesson Plans

May 31, 2019

“Lessons for Understanding Our Water Footprint” build students’ awareness of direct and indirect (also known as virtual) water use . Three interactive high school lesson plans encourage students to explore how  their food choices and shopping habits have a larger impact on their daily water consumption than they may realize. Designed for high school – […]

Understanding Our Water Footprint: Middle School Lesson Plans

May 31, 2019

“Lessons for Understanding Our Water Footprint” build students’ awareness of direct and indirect (also known as virtual) water use . Three interactive middle school lesson plans encourage students to explore how  their food choices and shopping habits have a larger impact on their daily water consumption than they may realize. Designed for middle school – […]

Get to Work! Jobs in Water Protection

September 21, 2018

Ask 10 different people what jobs are available in water protection and they’ll give probably give 11 different titles that are as varied as the country’s lakes and rivers. This is a good time to work in water protection because the global population is growing and, let’s face it, with all that growth comes impacts […]

Recommended Water Research

September 13, 2018

The world of water is diverse and there are many organizations dedicated to helping us all become better water stewards. Here is a list of some of their best research and reports. These key research papers that present data and statistics about how and where we use water. Water Footprint Statistics by Water Footprint Network […]

Conserve Water with Aqua

June 1, 2017

Watch 8-year old Aqua and her dog, Sparky, show her family how to conserve water and save money. This video is intended for kids in grades K-4 and for distribution by parents and teachers. You can download the video and the free accompanying materials in PDF format: the English and Spanish-language comic book, coloring book […]

Water Resources for Educators

June 1, 2017

There are many excellent (and free!) online water education resources. Here is our curated list of websites, curricula and quizzes you can use in your classroom. Top Water Education Websites. US EPA WaterSense KidsKids learn why it’s important to save water and some simple ways to do it. EPA Drinking Water & Groundwater Education MaterialsTeachers […]