•  Waters to the Sea

    Waters to the Sea® Series

    Waters to the Sea® is a series of internationally acclaimed, interactive, multimedia, learning programs about North America's waterways and the watersheds that sustain them.  They are produced by Hamline University's Center for Global Environmental Education.  

    Explore the current regional versions in the series:

    Waters to the Sea®: Mississippi River Adventure (multiple states)
    The re-imagined Mississippi Adventure program, launched 11/2018, combines the ESRI Story Map template's rich GIS map interactivity with CGEE's hallmark multimedia. The program plays on computers with up to date browsers and tablets.
    Waters to the Sea®: Guadalupe River (Texas) 
    Waters to the Sea®: Kaua'i Adventure (Hawaii)

    The following web-based programs, developed using Flash, play on Windows and Mac computers and Android tablets but not iPads:
    Waters to the Sea®: Trinity River (Texas)
    Water for the City: Southern California's Urban Water Cycle (Los Angeles)

    Available only on CD ROM:
    Waters to the Sea®: Chattahoochee River (Georgia)
    This program plays on Windows and pre-Intel Macintosh computers using OS 10.4 or earlier.

    A river of learning resources

    Each Waters to the Sea® program provides an in-depth exploration of a different waterway and watershed area. Regional images, music, historical characters, and events bring to life the story of how human activities past and present have depended upon and impacted water resources and terrestrial ecosystems. Each program includes dozens of videos, animation, dynamic maps,  and interactive simulations organized by topic that make learning fun and assist educators in meeting education standards. 

    Each Waters to the Sea®program draws on local history, geography, personalities, and cultural traditions. They use images, video footage, and music from the region. Most importantly, they bring information to life through creative interactivity built on stories drawn from human relationships with the region’s natural environments.

    Waters to the Sea® has received numerous awards, including the top honor for interactive media at Bristol, England's Wildscreen Festival--the world's largest and most prestigious environmental media festival.