In addition to information available on the HooRWA website, the HooRWA office has reference material, videos, and CDs related to watershed education. An annotated list of HooRWA library resources will be available soon. Meanwhile, feel free to contact us for more information.
VT Dept of Environmental Conservation
This Water Quality Division Resources site includes publications, videos, and slide shows. Many resources are available for downloading in pdf format (Adobe Acrobat Reader required).
The Streamkeepers Catalog
This useful catalog of publications and equipment is available on the website of the Adopt-A-Stream Foundation. Not curriculum– but excellent resources if you plan to go out and study a stream on a regular basis. (While you’re there, check the whole website for ideas.)
Streamkeeper’s Field Guide: Watershed Inventory and Stream Monitoring Methods
Tom Murdoch and Martha Cheo. Adopt-A-Stream Foundation (2001)
Fabulous illustrations, excellent guidance for becoming a “streamkeeper” A video, narrated by Bill Nye the Science Guy, complements the book and would be suitable for middle schoolers. Great resource for teachers interested in stream study (science and math skills) and stream stewardship (community action, citizenship skills).
Available from Adopt-A-Stream Foundation or call: (+12063168592) HooRWA office has book and video if you would like to preview them.
Project WET: Water Education for Teachers
Project WET is a nonprofit water education program and publisher for educators and young people ages 5-18. The program facilitates and promotes awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of water resources through the dissemination of classroom-ready teaching aids and the establishment of internationally sponsored Project WET programs. Educational materials can be ordered from their store.
Much of Project WET’s material is good for teachers who are limited to classroom activities. It’s even better if complemented by more field-oriented programs.
“A 193-page guide that contains 19 science-based, multidisciplinary activities that teach what a watershed is, how it works, and why we must all consider ourselves watershed managers. An extensive background section introduces readers to fundamental watershed concepts. Each activity adapts to your local watershed, contains e-links for further internet research, and is correlated to the National Standards for Science. Published by The Watercourse. BONUS! Includes a 26″x38″ Map of Selected North American Rivers and Watersheds.”
– Water-ed website
The Nature Conservancy. Last Great Places.(Berkshire Taconic Landscape geology, geography)
This website is an educational resource for residents, students, teachers, and anyone who would like to learn more about the Berkshire Taconic Landscape (mostly a little south of the Hoosic drainage).