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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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    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.

    • Action Guide
    • High School
    • Middle School
    • Water Efficiency
  • 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
  • Know Your Flow

    Everything about you and your daily life requires water, from the clothes you wear, to the food you eat, to how you're powered. Get to know your flow by conducting a water efficiency audit at your school, and discover how you can Reduce, Recycle and Re-think your water use with the help of this Action Guide.

    • Action Guide
    • High School
    • Middle School
    • Water Efficiency