K - 12TH|
K - 5TH|
3RD - 12TH|
9TH - 12TH|
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Would you like to provide your students or community organzation with an in-class water conservation demonstration or additional resources for a special water quality related project? Wed love to help. Just call the Clarksville Stormwater Department: 283-8233, ext. 103
to find out more!
Would you like to help your school become a green school? IDEM has developed Green Steps, a program specifically designed for teachers. Program guide, healthy classroom checklist and energy fact sheet are available to print at: http://www.in.gov/idem/4513.htm
Choose from a variety of lesson plans and engaging videos, including several illustrating the green efforts of Bernheim Forest presented by KET, on Teaching Domain's site.
Get your students involved in the global water sampling project at http://geology.com/teacher/water.shtml
Great field trip for K-12- Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center in Clarksville! Excellent way to enhance your students environmental, archaeological, and historical knowledge about the local area. This site includes a kids section, an educator section, a Discovery Center, and a virtual tour. To learn more go to http://www.fallsoftheohio.org/
Stormwater Provides School Grants for Bernheim Field Trip
Last spring, Clarksville Elementary's 4th grade class and St. Anthony's 3rd grade class participated in the Wacky Water Ecology Show. The program is presented by Bernheim's Program Coordinator, Whitney Wurzel, through a grant provided by the Clarksville Stormwater Department. St. Anthony's of Padua and Clarksville Elementary School participate each year in this fun, educational field trip.
The Ohio River Sweep was held on June 20th and was a big success thanks to the help from Clarksville groups and individuals!
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) offers a variety of educational resources for grade K-12TH
. Included on this site is the USGS Publishing Warehouse and USGS Online Library with numerous educational topics, project ideas and methods, and international studies to incorporate in a conservation/science unit. This site is a great resource for students to use in learning about Indianas water resources and Clarksvilles watershed. http://water.usgs.gov/
The Falls of the Ohio State Park offers a wide array of educational opportunities for classrooms. Exploring the fossil beds and touring the Interpretive Center is a great field trip for students of all grade levels. A wonderful Teachers Guide with a variety of before and after lesson plans to go along with your visit can be downloaded and the cost for students is very reasonable at $2.00 per student for classrooms. Go to http://www.fallsoftheohio.org
for more information.
The EPA offers multiple teaching resources for K-12TH
grades including free online games, printable booklets, classroom projects, and free downloads at: http://www.epa.gov/students/teachers.html
National Geographic provides 7-12TH
grade teachers multiple educational resources with spectacular online photos at: http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/
An array of downloadable resources are available for K-12TH
grade educators to explore the natural resources, for facilitating a "green school,"
and providing students with hands-on projects regarding environmental dynamics at: http://www.earthday.org/education
Create your own classroom puzzles and/or print out pre-made "Test your Green IQ"
puzzle at: http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com
Discovery Education has a wealth of information pertinent for a wide range of environmental and other topics for grades K-12TH
A collection of project ideas and additional teaching resources including an up-to-date Planet Health Report (based upon ecological footprints and the Living Planet Index) is available for K-12TH
grades through the World Wildlife Fund at: http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/teacher_resources/
Find engaging classroom activities grouped by academic standards, online educational games, a list of great links, and a free informative conservation newsletter for educators via email at: www.wateruseitwisely.com/
Great way to celebrate World Water Day on March 22 and to let your students express their artistic talents in the annual poster contest- K-12TH
- go to: http://www.worldwaterday.org/page/2622
Smithsonian National Zoological Park, an award-winning online habitat education program, has an abundance of conservation resources for K-12TH
World Water Monitoring Day builds awareness and involvement in protecting our water resources around the world, test kits are available or you can create your own. Go to: http://www.worldwatermonitoringday.org/
Scholastic has great conservation lesson plans, engaging classroom projects, and environmental contests for K-12th grades, go to: Visit the Scholastic Website
Various classroom hands-on experiments and activities for students in grades K-5TH
can be found on this site including a very clear explanation of the water cycle in printable version: http://kidzone.ws/water/index.html
Ecokid.ca has a wonderful site for K-5TH
teachers with various classroom environmental games, projects, as well as a great online kid's section, you can also sign up for a free informative email newsletter for educators at: http://www.ecokids.ca
EPA offers teachers informative classroom experiments that are cost effective and easy to do. Also check out the Darby Duck Crusader activities, recommended for K-5TH
grades, at: http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/
Incorporate these thought-provoking educational, interactive, online games for students in conservation units for K-5TH
grades entitled "Mission H2O"
ABC's Surfing Scientist provides various hands-on activities-with over 200 Earth Day activities as well as making your own water cycle for grades K-5TH
grades at: www.abcteach.com/directory/think_green_teach_green/
Have your students build their own water cycle, recommended for grades 3-5
IDEM's online interactive city game entitled Enviroville is a great way to enhance your students' environmental knowledge base. Currently the game has 2 levels of play for K-2ND
grades at: http://www.in.gov/idem/5291.htm
National Geographic offers informative and fun online and classroom activities for K-5TH
students including conservation tips, environmental projects, and activities for at: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids
Find engaging classroom activities grouped by academic standards, online educational games, a list of great links, and a free informative conservation newsletter for educators via email at: www.wateruseitwisely.com
A colorful, printable Eco-Helper Certificate is available from Innovative Classroom for students who pledge to do their part in conserving the earth's natural resources (or for any eco-friendly action you'd like to reward in your classroom) appropriate for elementary and middle school students at: http://www.innovativeclassroom.com/Files/Certificates/Eco-Helper.pdf
Earth Buddie's SEEK- Squads for Environmental Education for Kids is an interactive online site geared for 3RD-8TH
grades with a variety of information, classroom and at-home activities, puzzles, and environmental quizzes at Welcome to Earth Buddies
Thirteen.org has a multitude of teaching strategies appropriate for 3RD-12TH
grades including a great lesson entitled "Water Use and Conservation,"
recommended for grades 7TH-10TH
but can be adapted for elementary students. You will also find various student activities and printable resources regarding Clarksville's watershed via researching, mapping, and surveying in the "Planet H2O"
section at: http://www.thirteen.org/h2o/educators_lesson4.html
The Muncie Sanitary District has done a good job putting together resources for 3RD-12TH
grade classes with informative activities, games, printables, and supplemental teaching materials available at: http://www.munciesanitary.org/
Click department tab for Stormwater Management and you'll find the Education tab.
Have your students take the interactive, online quiz "How Many Planet Earths Does It Take to Support Your Lifestyle?"
Students can calculate their "planet footprint"
Great link for grades 3-8
covering a broad range of topics including lessons about nonpoint source pollution, renewable versus non-renewable resources, engaging classroom experiments, rainforest activities, water mysteries, and engaging "controversial"
conservation issues at: http://bigsiouxwaterfestival.org/classactivities/
The EnviroLink Network provides access to a multitude of online environmental resources including ecosystems, waste management, water quality, and ground pollution for grades 5TH-12TH
. To learn more check out: www.envirolink.org
Envirothon, a competitive learning event sponsored by the Indiana Association of Soil and Conservation Districts, promotes student environmental awareness, team building and leadership skills for grades 9TH-12TH
National Environmental Educational Foundation's Classroom Earth, designed specifically for high school teachers, offers an excellent variety of conservational, educational lesson plans and activities for grades 9TH-12TH
. Useful resources on this site include "Where in the World"
a geographically-based environmental information section and "In the News"
a section containing current environmental issues. Go to www.classroomearth.org
Classroom Earth has a site for high school students that includes the following: a Get Green Video Contest, Green Jobs section, College Connection Section, and various opportunities for awards and grants for teens who are taking action to "go green."
Great site for your students at Home Page | Planet Connect
National Environmental Education Week is an appropriate time for a classroom unit on conservation to prepare for Earth Day offering K-12TH
resources at National Environmental Education Week | Water Curricula
Hands on the Land is a national network of field classrooms connecting teachers, students and parents to their public lands and waterways for K-12TH
grades at Welcome! - Hands on the Land