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Watersheds Unite Us as a Global Community

Water is life.  That is the title of a curriculum module I wrote in partnership with EL Education for Achieve the Core, an online source of classroom resources for educators.  Teaching students about water, water conservation, and watersheds is deeply important to me.... read more

Watershed Education: Integrating Science and the Humanities

By. Cleary Vaughan-Lee, Education Director at the Global Oneness Project   To live by a large river is to be kept in the heart of things. – John Haines   “The fundamental work of the 21st century has got to be river and watershed restoration, because all of... read more

Students Design Stormwater Solutions

by Philippe Cousteau, Jr. and Stacey Rafalowski, EarthEcho International   Climate change. Ocean acidification. Plastic pollution. Dead zones. Global challenges like these exist at the complex nexus of political discourse, social norms, economics, scientific... read more

Milwaukee’s Emphasis on Water Sustainability at Schools

By. Justin Hegarty, P.E., LEED A.P., Executive Director of Reflo – Sustainable Water Solutions, Milwaukee, Wisconsin   In Milwaukee, everyone talks about water.  Now even our schools are getting in on the conversation.  It seemed like the Milwaukee-area was a bit... read more

Go Blue For Green Apple Day of Service

By. Jesse McElwain, Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council   Every year, students and teachers around the world join with community members to participate in Green Apple Day of Service to learn about the environment while implementing changes... read more

Mapping Watersheds

By. Lauren Wulker Reprinted with permission from Green Teacher #106, Spring 2015.  Learn more about Green Teacher’s nonprofit magazine and books at www.greenteacher.com. Download... read more