What We Do

Project Watershed Consortium
Educational Programs and Modules
(Selected Water Resource Related Material)

Save Our Streams Program, The Izaak Walton League of America, 707 Conservation Lane, Gaithersburg, MD 20878 800-BUG-IWLA

See Save Our Streams Program: A Project Watershed Activity at this web site.

Educational Outreach, Office of Educational Outreach, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NY 13210 315-470-4697

Water Resource Modules:

* Environmental Analysis of Watersheds
* Life in Troubled Waters: Limnology of an Inland Lake
* An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Hudson River Watershed
* Wetlands: A Disappearing Natural Resource
* Public Policy and Environmental Management: A Case Study Involving Onondaga Lake
* Hudson River Interdisciplinary Instructional Module

ESF in the High School, Global Environment (EFB120)

An ESF course taught each year for selected high school students off campus. As an ESF instructor, the high school teacher instructs the students for college credit. Global Environment provides students with an overview of global environmental problems, current rates of global change and the impacts on human populations and their quality of life.

Earth Generation Program

The Chalkboard, Classroom Corporate Connection, Midland, MI 48640 517-631-4010

"The Earth Generation/New York Lesson Plans is a hands-on science program addressing New York's Frameworks for Science and Math Education. The materials were developed by The Earth Generation, on behalf of a partnership including Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, National Audubon Society and the US Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Education."

Water Resource Modules:
* Investigating Rain
* The River Network
* Pollution Prevention
* Wetlands Roundtable
* Zebra Mussels

Regional Envirothon

Onondaga County Soil and Water Conservation District
Suite 1, US Route 11
LaFayette, NY 13084 315-677-3851

-An annual, five county event designed to educate high school student teams about the natural environment through competition in an outdoor setting. Challenging test topics include: Soils, Forestry, Aquatics, Wildlife and a Current Environmental Issue.

Other Selected Programs:

Global Rivers Environmental Education Network (GREEN / Earth Force)

1908 Mount Vernon Ave.
2nd Floor, Alexandria, VA 22301

- "GREEN / Earth Force seeks to improve education through a global network that promotes watershed stewardship. Members investigate the health of their local river by studying its chemical, physical and biological water quality parameters. GREEN / Earth Force links people within and between watersheds, building an international network of people and institutions to encourage global understanding, sharing and cooperation."

Susquehanna River Watch

Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)
Center for Educational Support and Technology
435 Glenwood Road
Binghamton, NY 13905

A program developed to "create awareness for water resources in the Susquehanna River Watershed; increase knowledge about water quality through scientific research; and enhance K-12 education through relevant, hands-on, interdisciplinary learning experiences for students, teachers and other community members."

The Living SchoolBook Project (LSB)

230 Huntington Hall
School of Education
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY 13244

The Living SchoolBook is a dynamic, collaborative electronic learning community connecting schools in New York State and involving multiple partners such as Syracuse University, Bell Atlantic, State Education Department, Apple Computers and Rome Laboratory. LSB is based on the belief that emerging technology can enable the best work of teachers and students. The project:

* provides hands-on teacher preparation for the implementation of this technology in K-12 classrooms by combining pedagogy and practice
* promotes on-demand development that is results-oriented, inquiry-based and individually guided
* catalyzes research on teacher thinking and the impact of technology on participating teachers, students and schools
* serves as a research and development test-bed with an advanced infrastructure that encourages project-based learning


Initiated by the Onondaga County Health Department Division of Environmental Health with the Living SchoolBook describes the ecosystem of Onondaga Lake. The project's goal is to change perceptions of the seriously polluted lake by providing information and education in an interesting interactive format.

Water Quality Research (CR-ROM)

Initiated by the Onondaga County Health Department Division of Environmental Health, funded by the Finger Lakes - Lake Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance and prepared by The Living SchoolBook, the CD presents a visual, textual and interactive review of the purpose and process of stream monitoring. Participants include Westhill High School and Project Watershed personnel.