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EarthEcho International’s Educator Resources are a collection of videos, lesson plans, and other materials designed to support high-quality classroom experiences. They are unique tools to assist educators as they equip young people to explore and protect their local natural resources. Many of the resources are designed to satisfy Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Email us at education@earthecho.org and we will see what we can do to help you.

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    RainCheck: A Guide for Stormwater Action

    We have conclusive evidence that only a fraction of our global water resource is accessible for supporting life. Yet each day throughout the world, water resources are polluted as rainwater travels over roofs, pavement, roads, and bare earth often becoming contaminated before entering our waterways. Use the tools in this Action Guide to explore what happens to the water resources in your community when it rains and develop a plan to protect your local waterways from…

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    • Expedition: Into the Dead Zone
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    Scientist Profile: Dr. Beth McGee

    For Dr. Beth McGee, a Senior Water Quality Scientist at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, science is all about passion and the outdoors. Dr. McGee has always loved running through streams, catching fish and tadpoles, and hiking in the woods, so her job as a scientist is an extension of that. She is captivated by figuring out how things in nature “work.” She says, “Whether it is how animals adapt to their environment or how temperature affects ecosystem…

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  • Urbanized Water Cycle Lesson Plan

    Objectives As a result of these activities, students will be able to: Describe the natural movement of water in the hydrologic cycle Identify the state of water as it moves through this cycle and the energy inputs that drive that movement Understand how increased urbanization impacts the hydrosphere and adjoining biosphere

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    Into the Dead Zone: What Happens When We Use Fossil Fuels?

    EXPLORE: Nearly a third of the nutrients that contribute to the Chesapeake Bay Dead zone come from airborne sources. Beginning at a headwaters stream in Shenandoah National Park, Philippe Cousteau Jr. and the EarthEcho Expeditions team investigate how reactive nitrogen in the air makes its way to the Chesapeake Bay. Science Standards include: Human Impacts on Earth Systems Global Climate Change Ecosystems Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience

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