Fall 2020 Water Education Opportunities

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 9:03am

Fall 2020 Water Education Resources and Programs

Teach about the hydrosphere and the water cycle with these unique resources only available from NC DEQ!

NC Stream Watch

Submit your observations about your nearby stream through the quick survey.  Take a look at our latest dashboard.  It features real observations and data from students across North Carolina.  You can even join the network and receive periodic emails about NC Water Resource educational opportunities.  Next webinar, "Bringing NC Stream Watch to Your Community": August 28, 2020.  Email Lauren.Daniel@ncdenr.gov for log-in information.

It's Our Water

Interested in expanding your understanding of North Carolina Water Resources?  This free online module is open to anyone and helps build confidence in understanding various considerations for managing water resources across our state.  Email Lauren.Daniel@ncdenr.gov to enroll.  Check out the links below to view student videos available:

Water Education Pen Pals- Fall 2020 Cohort

Interested in a unique approach to learning and teaching about watersheds and water resources?  Wondering how to teach about science through English/Language Arts?  I'm currently taking applications for the latest Water Education Pen Pal Fall 2020 Cohort!  This program is open to K-12 classrooms, however depending on interest, it's possible that not all applicants will be paired.  Feel free to forward this to any other educators in your life. 
Program Overview:
Your class will be paired with another class, probably in a different region or even state.
I will share with you some templates and sentence starters to offer your students to guide their letter writing.
You will ensure the letters are either typed or hand written and sent off to the partnering class.  
Classes will be paired based on: Class size, grade level, and desired form of correspondence (email or hand-written mailed letter).
Your students will get to receive letters from their peers and learn about similarities and differences in various ecosystems. 
Topics include (you will select): Watersheds, water quality, streams/rivers, oceans, ecosystems
We've had a lot of fun with this in the past.   It's also a good idea to run this past your principal, too.   Deadline to apply is August 31.  You will receive your paired class by mid-September. Feel free to email me with questions: Lauren.Daniel@ncdenr.gov
Lauren Daniel