Resources for Students and Educators about Nonpoint Source (NPS) Pollution
NPS Pollution Activities for Students
- Articles and Activities for Middle School Students
- Nonpoint Source Pollution Awareness: Darby Duck, the Aquatic Crusader
- Nonpoint Source Pollution Awareness - Word Search Puzzle
- Nonpoint Source Pollution Awareness: What's Wrong with This Picture?
Other Resources Specific to NPS Pollution
- After the Storm Television Special (2004): This half-hour television special about watersheds was co-produced by the Weather Channel (TWC) and EPA. The show highlights three case studies—Santa Monica Bay, the Mississippi River Basin/Gulf of Mexico, and New York City—where polluted runoff threatens watersheds highly valued for recreation, commercial fisheries and navigation, and drinking water.
- Nonpoint Source Outreach Toolbox: The Nonpoint Source Outreach Toolbox is intended for use by state and local agencies and other organizations interested in educating the public on nonpoint source pollution or stormwater runoff. The toolbox contains a variety of resources to help develop an effective and targeted outreach campaign.
- NOAA Education Discovery Kit - Nonpoint Source Pollution: NOAA's comprehensive site on nonpoint source pollution categories and pollutants from nonpoint sources.
Additional Science Resources
- Wetlands Education for Students and Teachers: Activities, teaching guides and materials, education programs, videos, and additional resources
- Learning and Teaching about the Environment: EPA offers a multi-disciplinary approach to learning about environmental issues that:
- enhances knowledge,
- builds critical thinking skills, and
- helps students make informed and responsible decisions.
- Sci4Kids: Agricultural Research Service's Kids Science website