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    K-12 and Youth Resources

    Hamline's Center for Global Environmental Education (CGEE) has been an internationally recognized pioneer in creating thematic learning projects for K-12 students around the globe. Explore these resources:

     Adopt a Drain Interactive

    Adopt-a-Drain_Interactive_logoAdopt a Drain interactive is the perfect stormwater stewardship service-learning project! Learn how to prevent damage to the Mississippi from runoff pollution through interactive learning modules. Then keep your storm drain clear of debris. A great project for home or classroom learning—15 minutes, twice a month is all it takes!

     Big River Journey Online

    Big River Journey - heronWith learning stations covering everything from beaks to bugs to boats, Big River Journey Online allows students to connect with the Mississippi Rver remotely and have fun exploring science, art, history, and culture. Teachers will also find built-in assessments and connections to standards to easily integrate into lesson plans. This project with the National Park Service and the Mississippi Park Connection makes extensive use of CGEE’s acclaimed Waters to the Sea® online learning program.

    Waters to the Sea® (CD-ROM and Online Programs) 

    Graphic - Multimedia - Waters to the Sea logo - Assessment Module

    Interactive watershed education - science and social studies via CD-ROM and the web. Produced by CGEE, Waters to the Sea is a series of internationally acclaimed interactive learning programs on North America's waterways for grades four through eight.

    • Waters to the Sea®: Mississippi River Adventure (multiple states): Program Link

    • WYES Mighty Mississippi Electronic Field Trip: Featuring Waters to the Sea®: Program Link

    • Waters to the Sea®: Kaua'i Adventure Program Link

    • Waters to the Sea®: Trinity River (Texas): Learn More | Program Link 

    • Waters to the Sea®: Guadalupe River (Texas): Program Link  

    • Water for the City: Southern California's Urban Water Cycle (Los Angeles): Learn More | Program Link

    • Waters to the Sea®: Discovering Alabama: Learn More 

    • Waters to the Sea®: Chattahoochee River (Georgia) - CD-ROM Only: Learn More

    Estuaries in the Balance: The Texas Coastal Bend (Online Program)

    Graphic - Multimedia - Estuaries in Balance

    An interactive multimedia “mega-module” focused on estuary ecosystems through the lens of four key species: blue crabs, oysters, redfish, and whooping cranes. Elements exploring ecosystem functioning include multiple videos, dynamic visualizations, and games. A concluding video examines ecosystem services, human impacts, and stewardship. 

    Alex the Frog Series

    • Water Down the Drain: Program Link 

    • Urban Water Cycle: Program Link 

    • Big Foot: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: CD-ROM only