References and Activities
(Lesson plans and activities from the National Geographic)
(Water Education Foundation school programs)
(Only Rain Down the Drain activity book for children from the Stockton Stormwater Program)
Yale-New Haven Teacher's Institute, Environmental Health Hazards and Children by Sue Norwood
(PBS: Hazardous Chemicals in Your Neighborhood by Abey K. Tharian, Leonia High School, New Jersey)
(Environmental Kids Club from the EPA)
(EPA Student Center)
(Save Our Water program from the Assoc. of Calif. Water Agencies)
Quoted TextI Pledge! Program for Individuals
Take the pledge to The Principles of Good Stewardship and earn a certificate and badge.
Families can sign up together or choose the Children's Pledge form for a fun coloring sheet.
Individual/families I Pledge! Sign-up Form -----------> http://www.healthyauburnwaters.org/i_pledge_individual.pdf
Children's I Pledge! Sign-up Form ---------------------> http://www.healthyauburnwaters.org/i_pledge_children.pdf
Print out the Children's form and sign-up each student in your class.
We will give your students a certificate, a pencil, and wildflower seeds and we will list your classroom on this website.
Return forms to: Megan Siren, City of Auburn, City of Auburn, 1225 Lincoln Way, Auburn CA 95603
Quoted TextSurf Your Watershed
Go to http://cfpub.epa.gov/surf/locate/index.cfm to locate your watershed or any watershed in the country.
Search by zip code, city, state, stream name or other parameters.
The search yields a list of groups associated with that watershed, facts and other interesting information.
Encourage your children to investigate the watershed in your next vacation spot or where a distant relative or family lives.
Or, adopt a local watershed or adopt a watershed in a distant location.
Communicate with conservancy groups in that area, compare and contrast regions, or plan a visit to study the area personally.