Below are useful resources to help you navigate and learn more about stormwater. You can also find links to information on specific stormwater management practices under the Solutions pages on this site.
resources for educators
Our resources for educators are from around the country and are intended for teachers and students from elementary school to high school. These resources include sample curricula and activities for the classroom to educate students about stormwater and what they can do to help clean up our lakes and streams!
EcoSchool Design seeks to assist schools, and those who care about them, in transforming paved schoolyards into vibrant ecosystems for outdoor learning.
The Mission of Project WET is to reach children, parents, educators, and communities of the world with water education. We invite you to join us in educating children about the most precious resource on the planet: water!
Vermont Project WET, Water Education for Teachers, is an interdisciplinary water education program for kindergarten through twelfth graders designed to facilitate and promote awareness, appreciation, knowledge and stewardship of Vermont’s water resources. Project WET Service Learning Opportunities include storm drain stenciling, making a nature trail through a wetlands and Assisting a local lake or pond association with a watershed survey.
EPA Nonpoint Source Pollution kids page has fun games and features (like Master Bug Theatre and Word Search Puzzle) as well as activities and articles for older students.
The teachers’ section of the Environmental Health Science Education site has an array of classroom activities and curricula, easy access to reference materials based on reliable environmental health research, and professional development opportunities. There is also a students’ section with resources for your students.
The UVM Watershed Alliance supports state-wide watershed education and water quality monitoring in Vermont middle schools, secondary schools, alternative education programs, and youth groups.
SI Yachts has compiled a list of water focused experiments that young learners can conduct at home, drawing from the USGS, NASA and a variety of other water programs around the country.
WAYS YOU CAN Get Involved
Franklin County Stormwater and our partners across the region host numerous events every year.
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