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The Global Bug Conspiracy
Kids can learn about the microbes that can be linked to untreated drinking water.

Project WET (Water Education for Teachers)

Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is a national nonprofit water education program for educators and students, grades K-12. In 1991, Project WET was brought to Nevada by the Division of Water Planning and the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.

The program will now be administered by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection. Project WET Nevada provides workshops throughout the State for educators, providing them with the tools needed to teach their students about water and water issues in Nevada. Please contact the Nevada Division of Water Resources at 775-687-4380 for more information.

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Education Series

The NBMG has many free and/or inexpensive educational materials for Nevada educators teaching earth science in K -12. Click on the following links for water specific projects that include maps and suggested activities:

Map of the Truckee-Carson-Walker River Systems
Map of the Humboldt River System
Drainage Map of Southern Nevada and Adjacent Regions

Water Science Presentation for Schools, by Nevada Division of Environmental Protection

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection takes a proactive approach to education and outreach. Presentations focus on key areas of water resource concerns:

  • Community Wellhead Protection
  • Groundwater
  • Surfacewater
  • Nonpoint Source Pollution
  • Stormwater Runoff
  • Wetlands

These interactive classroom presentations feature an introduction to the hydrologic cycle and water pollution prevention using colorful handouts, posters, and surface water and groundwater models. Water-resource science addresses present and future water resource management, and introduces students to careers in science and engineering. Students learn how pollutants enter our waterways, how to prevent environmental pollution, and how to become involved in watershet activities. To schedule a presentation for your classroom contact Mary Kay Riedl or Nevan Kane at 775-687-4670.


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