Education Resources

NCWSN seeks to increase understanding and appreciation of water in K-12 audiences. Relevant resources are posted here. The  K-12 team’s work resulted in Watershed Wisdom, an online lesson plan created with UNC-TV Science. Designed for alignment to North Carolina 4th-and 5th-grade science standards but appropriate for all students regardless of age and location, Watershed Wisdom is a blended lesson that combines interactive components with hands-on projects. Educators can use an entire 2-week curriculum, or select individual activities to complete with students. The lesson is available for free at PBS Learning Media online after creating a free account.

River Avengers from Watershed Wisdom lesson

Watershed Wisdom

A Watershed Wisdom Remote Learning Guide highlights the activities that students can complete at home individually.

Partners’ Resources

As a foundation for their efforts, the K-12 team compiled a spreadsheet of lessons relevant for NC learners related to water topics. Download the Water Lessons spreadsheet here.

Additional resources from NC Division of Water Quality, USGS, and  Clean Water Education Partnership are found on the WRRI education page.

Thank you to the K-12 team participants for creating these resources: