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33 Ways to Conserve Water

Project Wet FREE Materials – 33 Ways to Conserve Water [Web Link]

Apps for Citizen Scientists [Web Link]

12 apps that will turn you into a nature expert! Do you wonder which species of bird it is that you keep seeing on your backyard fence? Are you curious about what butterflies are visiting your garden? Would you like to know more about the mammals that call your local park home? Thankfully there are plenty of smartphone apps that help you quickly and easily identify flora and fauna, record your findings and learn more about them. Not only that, but a few will even turn you into a citizen scientist!

Aqua Bugs App [Web Link]

Aqua Bugs helps solve bug ID mysteries with a few simple questions. Clear directions paired with simple line drawings walk you through each choice.

  • Created for beginning and intermediate water quality monitors. Also great for anglers.
  • Easy-to-use, step-by-step identification of the most common macroinvertebrates found in freshwater streams throughout the United States.
  • Accurate descriptions, line drawings, and photographs illustrate each aquatic insect and crustacean.
  • Simple, clear navigation.
  • “Not My Bug” feature to help with the most common mistakes in aquatic bug ID.
  • Free! The Izaak Walton League’s goal in providing this app is to make it easy to explore local streams and monitor water quality in your neighborhood.

ArcGIS Online

The River Mile groups utilizes ArcGIS Online [Web Link] maps for displaying their data and sites. Using The River Mile’s online map [Web Link] you can access individual site maps and information.

Careers in GIS

Esri and are partnered to empower students to explore the possibilities of GIS careers. [Videos]

Clean and Conserve

Project Wet FREE Materials – Clean and Conserve [Web Link]

CLEAN: Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network

Accurate education about climate and energy topics. [Web Link]

Co-designing with Children

The Dirt: Uniting the Built & Natural Environments: Co-Desigining with Kids

Article about three case studies from an upcoming book on co-designing with children were presented at the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) in Oklahoma City. An environmental designer, landscape architect, and landscape educator explained how kids — if properly motivated and trained — can lead planning and design processes. Read the article here »

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation [Web Link]

Crayfish Field Study Lesson Plan

Download Crayfish Field Study Lesson Plan [Word Doc]