Additional Teacher Resources
- Check out our videos here.
- PBS makes a number of great videos and associated education units:
Floods: Rising Waters and You
Rivers of Destiny from “Planet Earth"
Asia and Africa: Living on the Edge
- A great introduction to alternative sources of energy is the free film "Unlimited: Renewable Energy in the 21st Century," which features a passionate group of kids from an environmental club in New Jersey (US).
- Another great video is “The 11th Hour,” which gives a thorough overview of today's major environmental crises, with a number of well-known speakers interviewed.
- This video by ActionScientist offers teachers ideas for international classroom collaboration around using science to protect local natural resources.
- Hear from authors and naturalists talk about water in "Water: Sacred and Profaned."
- Check out the interactive maps and resources behind "Veritas Caput," a video project on discovering the source of the Mississippi River.
- International Rivers’ “River Keepers Guide” offers an introduction to how watersheds work, and threats to them. Learn about global river movements and how to be river advocates. Also in Mandarin Chinese.
- Rising Tide North America's handy booklet on false energy solutions.
- No Water No Life has a list of water-related resources, fact sheets, and guides that are useful references for all ages.
- Experiential activities by Save the Bay for middle and high school students in the San Francisco Bay watershed.
- River of Words, a poetry and art contest on the topic of watersheds and our place in them, also offers teacher trainings and workshops, and a “Watershed Explorer curriculum guide.”
- National Geographic Education has a list of teacher resources on water, energy and biodiversity.
- A list of renewable energy curriculum for all ages can be found at the Northern Arizona University’s website. Solar Energy International also has some great resources for students and educators on different types of renewable energy.
- The EPA has a great list of curriculum sites, especially for watershed education. Also check out Save the Bay's watershed curriculum.
- PG&E's energy efficiency education series has free classroom materials and lesson plans.
- Kids for the Bay offers interactive classroom workshops and field trips to a local creek or bay habitat in the SF Bay.
- The creators of "The Riddle in a Bottle," Laura and Robert Sams, also offer classroom assemblies and presentations in the US.
- River of Words also offers both classroom workshops for students and professional development training for teachers on creative explorations of water resources.
- Digital Library for Earth System Education: A comprehensive collection of curriculum and resources from across the web.
- Curriki: This is a new resource dedicated to making quality curriculum in every subject accessible to anyone.
Dive into Action!
Next steps that you and your students can take to make a difference:
- Check out our Take Action page for simple things you can do that have an impact.
- Water conservation tips: Fun interactive site for kids.
- Energy conservation tips: General tips for your home, office, and school.
- List of sites by the EPA that show you how you can protect your water quality and environment. Also check out The Blue Planet Run Foundation for ideas on hosting a water awareness week at your school!