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Florida's Springs: Protecting Nature's Gems - is an in-depth photo-documentary exploration of Florida's springs and aquifers. It includes lesson plans for all grade levels, a great interactive on the hydrologic cycle, and an online photographic expedition exploring deep into the aquifer in order to follow the journey of water (along with some Florida tourism plugs). Presented by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection with the input of the Florida Geological Survey.
www.floridasprings.org
GM K-12 Education Initiatives - has a collection of environmental Web sites
gm.com/company/gmability/environment/gm_and_the_env/env_edu/index.html
Multihazard Mapping Initiative - from the Federal emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Opens with a clickable map of U.S. states, where you can zoom in to the county level to view hazard maps relating to earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, and more. Audience: Middle School and Up.
www.hazardmaps.gov/
New USGS Publication on North America Glaciers - Glaciers of North America (USGS Professional Paper 1386-J) is the newest of the 11-volume Satellite Image Atlas of Glaciers of the World series. It is a review of historical and ongoing changes in the glaciers of Canada, United States, and Mexico, with reference to the Landsat image baseline years. Long-term monitoring of fluctuations of glaciers provides an important indicator of changes in regional and global climates. Additional information about the USGS Glacier Project and other volumes in the series is available. You might look at the other glacier atlases available.
www.glaciers.er.usgs.gov
Processes of River Erosion, Transport, and Deposition – Animations and visualizations from Carleton College.
http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/visualization/collections/erosion_deposition.html
River Processes - Site with animated river processes posted by Wycombe High School.
www.school-portal.co.uk/
U.N. Atlas of the Oceans - from the UN, this comprehensive, well organized site about oceans is divided into four main sections.
www.oceansatlas.org/index.jsp
United States Geological Survey -
USGS water resources site - Here you can monitor every drop of water in our nation! Lots of information, maybe too much, but check out the 'real time' map of water in the U.S. - show where there is drought and where there is plenty.
The education link under "Publications and Products" gets you to additional USGS water links for kids, K-12, including lesson plans for teachers (click on "USGS Learning Web"). water.usgs.gov
Water Education Poster series - offers 6 colorful, educational, and fun posters on the following topics: Wetlands, Water Use, Wastewater, Navigation, Ground Water, Water Quality Each poster is available in two versions, one for elementary students and one for middle-school students. Information is available at this web site: /water.usgs.gov/outreach/OutReach.html.
This outreach activity is part of the larger USGS Learning Web, which can be found at this web site: www.usgs.gov/education/
Water Cycle - USGS has just updated its water cycle website. Contains text and a diagram that comes in many languages and without the key words so students can fill in the blanks. http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/watercycle.html
World Water Monitoring Day - To help facilitate your planning, WWMD has expanded the "Resources" section of this Web site to contain a variety of materials designed to make your event a success. - from the UN, this comprehensive, well organized site about oceans is divided into four main sections.
http://www.worldwatermonitoringday.org/
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Poison in the Rockies - Amazing video about the threats to water quality in the Colorado Rockies (mining, acid precipitation and recreational development). Here is PBS's updated "Nova" version of the award-winning DOWNWIND/DOWNSTREAM, documenting the serious threat to water quality, sub-alpine ecosystems and public health in the Colorado Rockies from mining operations, acid rain and urbanization. 56 minutes. Grade Level: Grades 9-12, College, Adult. US Release Date: 1990. ISBN: 1-56029-065-X.
www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/poison.html
Contact GSA's Subaru Distinguished Earth Science Educator for a video worksheet.
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Janice VanCleave's Oceans for Every Kid: Easy Activities That Make Learning Science Fun, by Janice VanCleave. Grades 4-7. Hands-on activities as well as good information on oceanographic techniques, topography of the ocean floor, ocean movements, and sea water properties. Paperback: ISBN 0471124532.

Planet Ocean: A Story of Life, the Sea, and Dancing to the Fossil Record, by Matsen, Brad and Ray Troll. Wide age range. A great look at the third planet out from the sun. Paperback: ISBN 0898157781, Hardcover: ISBN 0898156181.

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