Here are resources for distance learning: videos, at-home activities, and more from the exhibitors and presenters of the 2020 Clean Water Festival.
The Water Cycle
Mystery Science: Video + activity: How much water is in the world?
Project WET Discover Water: Video+ online activities about how much water is in the world.
National Environmental Education Foundation: At home water cycle activity
Project WET Discover Water: video + online activities about the water cycle
US Geological Survey: Interactive water cycle diagram
NASA: The Sun and the Water Cycle online booklet
Watersheds & Drinking Water
Portland Water Bureau: At-home watershed model activity lead by Water Bureau educator.
Clean Water Services: Facebook Live River Rangers presentation on watersheds, water quality and cleaning used water.
The Nature Conservancy -Nature Lab: Video-How Nature Makes Clean Water
Project WET Discover Water: video + online activities on watersheds
Project WET Discover Water: video + online activities about freshwater
The Nature Conservancy -Nature Lab: Video: Where does your water come from?
Oregon State University: Video- Willamette River Before the Clean Water Act (historical footage of the Willamette River.)
Scholastic Super Science: Video + student article- Innovative river clean up.
Johnson Creek Watershed Council: Video- water quality testing at Johnson Creek in Portland
The Nature Conservancy -Nature Lab: Video-Meet the Scientist: Judy Haner (restoration scientist)
Science Sparks: Homemade water filter experiment.
Water Conservation / Water Use
Regional Water Providers Consortium: Water conservation activity and puzzle booklet
Project WET Discover Water: video + online activities about water usage
Project WET Discover Water: video + online activities about water conservation
PBS Learning Media: Water Conservation: video + lesson plan on water conservation
PBS Learning Media: Video: Groundwater Beneath the Surface
Clean Water Services: Facebook Live River Rangers presentation cleaning used water.
Water Environment Services: Video: Video- Trash it, don’t flush it (what not to flush)
Oregon Public Broadcasting/EarthFix: Video: Drained- Urban Stormwater Pollution (includes underwater video of a stormwater outfall)
The Nature Conservancy -Nature Lab: Video of youth building a rain garden.
Salmon & Wildlife
Oregon Zoo: Videos of animals from Oregon Zoo plus at home activities
Outdoor School (OSU Extension): Nature Journaling, observation activities: animals, flowers, trees
Slough School: Online lessons on various topics (coyotes, riparian zones, habitats, etc.)
City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services: Narrated video of salmon spawning in Crystal Springs Creek, Portland.
The Nature Conservancy -Nature Lab: Video: Salmon: Healthy Dinner, Healthy Forests
Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission: Salmon Activity Book
Yellowstone Park + Wolfways: Video: How wolves change rivers.
Scholastic Super Science: Video + student article: Sea otters in Pacific Ocean
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency: Video: Virtual deep sea dive with sea lions.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Videos + at home activities
Project WET: Discover Water: video + online activities on oceans.
Recycling & Composting
National Environmental Education Foundation: Upcycle home activity.
SOLVE DIY Earth Month-Interactive map of Oregon, focus on litter, invasives, things we can do at home.
Metro: Video presentation- Worm composting
Additional Online Resources for Teachers
Lesson plans, posters, background information, and more
ODE Tribal History/Shared History-Native American curriculum across content areas.
The Nature Conservancy-Nature Lab- Lesson plans and resources aligned to The Nature Conservancy’s research and designed specifically for a young audience and classroom use.
Oregon Forest Resource Institute– Lesson plans, teacher resources; focus on forests
National Environmental Education Foundation: Background info on watershed basics
The Groundwater Foundation– Lesson plans, videos, activities, quizzes
US Geological Survey– Background information on water cycle, properties of water, online quizzes, posters
National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration– Freshwater education resources