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Earthwater Products
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - School Projects
Summary: Basic stencils are provided (including Spanish stencils), custom stencils and specialized, unique stencils. Earthwater Products is a not-for-profit organization who's mission is to foster public awareness of, involvement in, and support for stormwater polluti...
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ERTV Web Site
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: Environmental Response Television provides video programs of environmental events. They have an extensive list of videos including the Mercury Video News Release. They also produce "The Environmental Response News Magazine" which is a quarterly program that...
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Gateway Area Storm Sewer Stenciling PRoject
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Checklist - School Projects
Summary: This project serves as a model for creating a storm sewer stenciling project. Content includes "how to conduct a stenciling program, organizing a stenciling project in your town," and an "activity guide for the classroom K-12." Organization includes stenciling...
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Great Lakes--Make the Human Health Connection
Grade Level: High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Environmental Health Perspectives online lessons have a new addition that focuses on the Great Lakes’ environmental problems. This is designed for grades 10-12. As a reminder, EHP lessons are built around real issues and news articles and the article link is p...
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Guide to Storm Drain Marking
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Checklist - Manual/Handbook
Summary: This is a manual and how-to guide for municipalities interested in starting a storm drain marking program to reduce nonpoint source pollution. This is also a valuable resource for school districts and volunteer community groups who wish to implement a storm dr...
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How to Stencil Storm Drains
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - List
Summary: A two-page PDF on how to stencil storm drains, from getting permission to the event day.
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Nonpoint Source Pollution Discovery Kit
Grade Level: High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Web site
Summary: This Discovery Kit has three sections to help you learn about nonpoint source pollution, which is pollution from diffuse sources that can't be tied to a specific location (city streets, farm fields, etc.) The Kit includes a tutorial, a roadmap to online resour...
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Pontiac Storm Sewer Stencil Program
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Case Study - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - School Projects
Summary: Teacher Paul Ritter (Pontiac High School, Pontiac, Illinois) conducts a school-based, community-wide storm sewer stencil program that can serve as a model for other communities. This 34-slide power point presentation offers suggestions for starting your own.
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Rain Garden Applications and Simple Calculations Power Point
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - School Projects
Summary: This 16-slide power point presentation shows examples of rain gardens in communities and on residential property as well as some construction and calculations for planning a garden.
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Rain Gardens Gardening with Water Quality in Mind
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: School Projects
Summary: All about Rain Gardening including recent articles, suggested plants,and design considerations.
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Soil Pollution
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: A powerpoint presentation from the University of Minnesota provides an overview of pollution issues. The photos are not the best quality, however, the information combined with the photos will introduce high school students to factors contributing to soil pol...
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Storm Drain Marking Manual
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Checklist - Fact sheet - Manual/Handbook
Summary: This 16-page PDF manual provides an introduction, marking methods, the planning process, education, day of the event (and after the event as well as sources for marking supplies and instructions on cleaning the supplies.
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Storm Drain Stenciling
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Case Study - School Projects
Summary: This is an exampe of a stenciling project in the DuPage County area (Illinois) that used volunteers and students from local schools.
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Stormwater Outreach Materials and Reference Documents
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - School Projects
Summary: Protecting urban water and addressing some key water pollutions issues gets easier with these outreach materials and reference documents from US EPA that includes the stormwater stickers for kids, door hangers, posters, bookmarks, and placemats. These can be u...
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Surf Your Watershed
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - List - Web site
Summary: Watersheds are those land areas that catch rain or snow and drain to specific marshes, streams, rivers, lakes, or to ground water. Choose from the options they provide to Locate Your Watershed. You can search by clicking on your state, use USGS's geographic n...
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Water Cycle in 36 languages
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet - Language Options - Web site
Summary: Not your everyday watercycle, this is complete with diagram and discussion topics/fact sheets on 15 topics (condensation, groundwater, precipitation, evaporation, surface runoff and more). The diagram is complete in 36 languages including Slovakian, Thai, Tam...
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World Water Day
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Language Options - Web site
Summary: The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro.

The United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March of each year as the World...

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