Welcome to the Water Palooza Resource Center!

The Water Palooza subcommittee has created an online educational video/content repository for educational leadership, teachers in school and online, and parents who have suddenly become full-time educators to access during the fall/winter of the 2020 school season. Here you will find an excellent platform of resources including educational videos, hands-on activities, demonstrations, creative exercises, and competitions to help students learn about the water environment and the value of water.

Activities

Water For People
Water Jeopardy!

Downloads/Handouts

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Flush With Care - English
Flush With Care - Spanish
Word Find Careers - English
Word Find Careers - Spanish
Treatment Process Maze

 

Water For People
Coloring Pages 

 

Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge
Learn about the importance of wetlands in this fun Wetlands Metaphor Program!

 

Pontchartrain Conservancy
Check out the free Educator Essentials!

Curriculum Collections - Includes seven collections based on local phenomena with global connections. Topics range from climate migrants in Isle de Jean Charles to understanding water quality concepts and microplastics. Features real-world data, scientific tools from NOAA, the EPA, and choose between:

  • Guided Explorations:
  • Build Your Own Lesson Plans:

Video Lessons

Engineers Without Borders
How Camarones, Ecuador Gets Water


Global Water Stewardship
Filtration - Make Your Own Filter!

 

New Orleans City Park
Nature’s Notebook program featuring 12 trees that are marked for observations on the forest trail.

 

Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Aquatics Lessons and Videos
Video Podcasts

 

Audubon Nature Institute
Audubon Education Programs
Other Fun Resources (with super cute animals!)

Other Cool Stuff

CURRENT, Chicago's Water Innovation Hub
Check out a list of water-related virtual educational resources for K-12 students