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Grade K through 12 Watershed Learning Links

EPA and the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) offer several online activities to help children, families, K-12 school groups and others learn about water quality and how they can help solve water quality problems. Individuals are encouraged to participate in NEEF’s Interactive Watershed Sleuth ChallengeExit

The Watershed Sleuth Challenge is a three-part course where participants will learn more about their watershed—what it is, why it’s important, and what can be done to protect it. The focus of each lesson is listed below:

  • Lesson 1 focuses on watershed basics,
  • Lesson 2 focuses on things we do at home that threatens water quality and steps to take to reduce these threats, and
  • Lesson 3 focuses on the state of your community.

Upon completion of a course level, participants will earn a digital badge to show off their watershed knowledge.

Additional kid-friendly nonpoint source information, including activities and science resources, can be found at EPA’s NPS Kids page.