The Watershed Wisdom lesson plan is geared toward fourth- and fifth-grade students and teaches all the basics of watersheds. The lesson includes many activities children can complete at home and aligns with three N.C. educational standards, including 4.L.1.

See the specially adapted guide for using Watershed Wisdom in remote learning here.

For Teachers

The U.S. Geological Survey offers educational resources across the grade levels from pre-K through college. They focus on all of the earth sciences, including geology, ecology, hydrology, atmospheric sciences and planetary sciences. Teachers can search by grade level, topic or type.

Project WET is offering free distance-learning resources designed for pre-K, late elementary and middle school students. These can be completed online at home – and teachers can assign some of the activities for credit.

The Project WET Twitter feed offers more resources and opportunities.

The NC Division of Water Resources Educational Activities page has more information about Project WET, as well as other resources.

For Parents

ProjectWET also offers materials for teaching children from pre-K to high school at home.

The Project WET Twitter feed offers more resources and opportunities.

Clean Water Education Partnership (CWEP) shares activities to help kids learn about water while moving around – activities for pre-K through eighth grade.

CWEP‘s Twitter feed provides even more content for young children, such as water songs and story book readings.

STEAM Squad is a weekly resource for science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics activities.