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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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  • Video Worksheet: What Happens When We Eat?

    This worksheet accompanies Day 3 The Issue: What Happens When We Eat? Students should take time for reflection before, during, and after the video while focusing on key vocabulary terms and the major themes, including: Nutrient Runoff  Runoff Managment  Waterhseds

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    Scientist Profile: Kevin Lutz

    Kevin Lutz is an Agriculture Conservation Technician and Assistant Agriculture Program Manager with the Lancaster County Conservation District. This scientist works with farmers to protect their land and the associated local waterways. He can be found doing everything from checking the construction of a manure storage facility on a dairy farm to walking fields and developing a conservation plan on a hog farm to comparing water quality reading in local streams. Sometimes…

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    Into the Dead Zone: What Happens When We Eat?

    EXPLORE: Agricultural runoff contributes almost half of the nutrients that feed the Chesapeake Bay dead zone. Join Philippe Cousteau and the EarthEcho Expeditions team as they learn about life on a dairy farm in Lancaster, PA. Science Standards include: Natural Resources Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms

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  • Dead Zones for Dinner

    What is eutrophication? How might the food on my plate be connected to a Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico? Fertilizers used on crops and manure from livestock can both runoff into waterways where the nitrogen and phosphorus they contain contribute to algal blooms, eutrophication and dead zones.

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