Water

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  • Explore water topics from two perspectives: storm/surface water and drinking/potable water.
  • Learn about your school’s local watershed and things your class can do to reduce pollutants carried by storm runoff.
  • Activities include exploring non-point source pollution, calculating amounts of storm runoff, cleaning up a section of your watershed, planting native species, and monitoring water quality and habitat.
  • Investigate ways to conserve drinking water within your school. Projects could include promoting conscientious water use and doing leak assessments of plumbing that should be fixed. 

For more information about stormwater projects contact Eric Lambert at Eric.Lambert@clark.wa.gov or Jane Kleiner at Jane.Kleiner@clark.wa.gov 


Surface and Stormwater

How do we impact water quality?

Know Your Watershed – Activity sheets geared towards water and grounds certification questions.

Make a Lasting Change – Project ideas that could be implemented to certify in water and grounds.

Teacher Resource Page – Summary about stormwater in our community.

Student Watershed Monitoring Network – Resources for K-12 students to collect water quality and habitat data while meeting WA Next Generation Science Standards and share your results with other schools at the Watershed Congress. MORE INFO

WA Next Generation Science Standards


Drinking Water

What is your water footprint?

Water Calculator – This calculator helps estimate total water use.

Water Footprint – Find out what your personal water footprint is using this tool.

Average Water Footprint of an American – Information and resources about hidden water usage.

Water Footprint of Our Food – Provides information about the amount of water required to produce foods.


Water Conservation

Water Conservation Tools – Tips and tools for conserving water.

Waste Reduction

Learn to reduce, reuse, recycle, and rot (compost) to decrease the waste that goes into landfills.

Video Resources

Check out these videos to be shown in the classroom or during morning announcements. They can be a great educational tool and support your sustainability, recycling and composting efforts.