education

Conserve Water with Aqua

April 28, 2020

Learn How to Save Water with Aqua When the reservoir in her town runs low, 8-year old Aqua sees a sign that says, “please conserve.” Aqua’s not sure what that means so she asks her mother who tells her it means to “save water.” She’s still not sure, so she and her dog Sparky look […]

Understanding Our Water Footprint: Middle School Lesson Plans

April 23, 2020

“Lessons for Understanding Our Water Footprint” are middle-school science lesson plans that teach student about direct and indirect (also known as virtual) water use . Three free, downloadable lessons encourage students to learn about water resources and explore how their food choices and shopping habits have a larger impact on their daily water consumption and their […]

Understanding Our Water Footprint: High School Lesson Plans

April 23, 2020

“Lessons for Understanding Our Water Footprint” are a useful part of an environmental science curriculum. These high-school and undergraduate environmental science lessons build student awareness of direct and indirect (also known as virtual) water use . Three free, downloadable lessons encourage students to explore how their food choices and shopping habits have a larger impact on […]

Lessons for Understanding Our Water Footprint

April 23, 2020

“Lessons for Understanding Our Water Footprint” are standards-based, earth science lesson plans about water use for middle- and high-school students. In these earth science lesson plans, students learn how their water use is impacted by their food choices and shopping habits which can cause them to use more water than they may realize. HIGH–SCHOOL LESSON […]

Using the Calculator When You’re Outside the US

December 20, 2019

Global water usage is significant and many people are interested in getting their water footprints so they can lower their water use. While global water usage is important, our Water Footprint Calculator was created for users in the United States, using primarily US data and units (versus metric units). The Calculator helps visitors understand how […]

Water Websites for Kids

November 13, 2019

Websites for kids that make water topics fun can help teachers, parents and other educators increase kids understanding of the water issues we all deal with. There are many organizations and websites dedicated to helping kids (even the little ones) understand their water use and become better water stewards. Here’s a short list – let […]

Get to Work! Jobs in Water Protection

September 22, 2018

Ask 10 different people what kind of jobs there are in water conservation and 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 […]

Recommended Water Research

September 14, 2018

Water resources research is diverse and there are many organizations dedicated to helping us all become better water stewards. Here is a list of prominent and notable research and reports produced by water resources groups dedicated to studying and protecting water resources. These key research papers present data and statistics about how and where we […]

Water Resources for Educators

June 2, 2017

These science resources for teachers and other educators help students learn about water footprints and how to reduce their water use. There are many excellent (and free!) online resources that can help teachers that do distance learning. Here is our curated list of websites, curricula and quizzes you can use in your classroom. Educational Resources: […]