Teaching Environmental Sustainability – Model My Watershed: curriculum and teacher guide

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Kerlin, S., M. Daniels, C. Staudt, and N. Marcum-Dietrich. 2019. Projects at Concord Consortium’s website, Accessed 11 December 2019.


The Teaching Environmental Sustainability: Model My Watershed team includes Stroud Water Research Center and Millersville University. Together, we’re teaching a systems approach to problem solving through modeling and hands-on activities based on local watershed data and issues. Middle and high school students act in their communities while engaging in solving problems they find interesting.

Our goal is to promote geospatial literacy and systems thinking by providing students and teachers with access to scientifically valid and easy-to-use watershed tools to accurately examine their own neighborhoods, to define local environmental problems or challenges, and to develop solutions to improve their environment. Instructional materials include a new GIS-based web application to analyze real data on environmental impacts related to land use, water quantity/quality, and local socioeconomic impacts.

View, launch, and assign activities developed by this project

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DRL-1417722. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.