Youth Education - Educator Resources
The Section's Youth Education Committee works jointly with MWEA's Youth Committee. The group works closely with teachers throughout Michigan to help bring water-related curriculum to the classroom.
The group also offers grants to teachers who propose relevant projects for their students.
- Michigan Water Stewardship Website for easy-to-find resources for educators on a wide range of environmental topics. These materials are for a variety of ages from preschool to adult.
- Water Environment Federation - Public Resources for Teachers and Students (K-12)
- It's never too early to get involved in protecting the global water environment!
- Michigan Watershed Teaching Guide - An Introduction to Michigan Watersheds, for teachers, students, and residents.
- Bruce the Water Guy has great video clips on Facebook about different aspects of the water recovery process in Michigan.
- Home Science: Backyard Conservation - Interesting tips and ideas for conserving water, recycling and other ways to protect our environment.
- Outdoor Water Conservation - Water conservation tips from how to know if your lawn needs watering, to checking for leaks, to using native plants.
- Green Schools Energy Resources for Teachers
- Michigan Public Act 301 of 2010 revised the law governing how Michigan schools achieve Michigan Green School status. Michigan Public Act 301 of 2010 includes new provisions that allow for schools to attain multiple levels of Michigan Green School certification, complete new activities and be creative in developing their own activities. Schools that wish to develop their own activities need to contact their county coordinator for approval by December 1st. For the specifics on becoming a Michigan Green School please continue on to the Green Activities page and to the Application page.
- What Do Students Need to Understand About Groundwater? A National Geographic video resource for educators to work with children. Other educational water links are also available.
- The EPA Science Matters for Kids: Green Infrastructure, including how to build a rain garden.