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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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  • A Leader’s Guide to Make A Splash!

    Make A Splash: A Kid's Guide to Protecting Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers & Wetlands provides a closer look at our oceans and waterways and our role in protecting this water planet. This Leader's Guide provides a sequence of activities to support classroom teachers, youth group or club sponsors, or any adult invested in engaging youth in meaningful service learning that addresses the global water crisis as outlined in the stories of Make A…

    • Lesson Plan
    • Middle School
    • Toxins
    • Water Quality
    • Water Efficiency
    • Marine Debris
    • Service Learning
  • A Leader’s Guide to Going Blue

    Going Blue: A Teen Guide to Saving Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands provides a close look at our oceans and waterways and our role in protecting this water planet. This Leader's Guide provides a lesson sequence that expands on the critical information in Going Blue! so young people can actively reflect on the global water crisis via detailed discussion and writing assignments. Appropriate for both traditional classroom teachers and facilitators for out…

    • Lesson Plan
    • High School
    • Water Quality
    • Water Efficiency
    • Marine Debris
    • Service Learning
  • How-To: Reduce Your Personal Water Usage

    Students will explore how water is circulated throughout the Earth using videos and internet articles related to the water cycle and fresh water. They will use their growing knowledge base to determine overall water usage in the United States compare to the use in other countries. Students will also determine how much water they use through a personal water usage inventory guide in addition to identifying ways they can help reduce their personal water footprint.

    • Lesson Plan
    • High School
    • Middle School
    • Water Efficiency
    • Service Learning
  • The Cycle of Insanity: The Real Story of Water

    The Cycle of Insanity: The Real Story of Water is a short, animated film made by a collaboration of creative and dedicated volunteers at the Surfrider Foundation. Several local Surfrider Foundation chapters combined their talents and funds to create the film -- and then actor Zuleikha Robinson of Lost, generously agreed to narrate it. The premise of the film is that the water cycle we all learned about in the 4th grade has been dramatically altered over time, leaving us…

    • Video
    • Middle School
    • Expedition: Into the Dead Zone
    • Water Efficiency
    • Service Learning
  • Hidden Water

    Water is "hidden" all around us. Did you know that it "costs" up to 1,800 gallons of water to produce a single pound of beef? What's your water footprint?

    • Video
    • Middle School
    • Energy
    • Water Efficiency
    • Service Learning