Handbook of Engaged Learning Projects




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The following exercises were designed to help you understand the problem of "Supplying Our Water Needs":

--Netscape Basics Here you can find a wealth of helpful information about your Netscape software and how to overcome any problems you might encounter with it.

--Finding Information Finding what you want on the Internet can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. Online search tools help you track down whatever it is you're looking for.

--Great Lakes Glossary describes major U.S. and Canadian organizations involved in Great Lakes management, agreements and laws that affect the Great Lakes, and terms and phrases commonly used in connection with Great Lakes management and rehabilitation.

--National Sea Grant College Program is a network of 29 university-based programs in coastal and Great Lake states involving more than 300 institutions nationwide in research, education and the transfer of technology regarding coastal, marine and Great Lakes issues.

--Environment Online: Water

--United States Environmental Protection Agency Water working in partnerships to protect and restore America's water resources.

--On April 22, 1995, Ocean Planet opened at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. People worldwide will be able to share the experience through this electronic online companion exhibition.

--><A HREF=http://www.uwin.siu.edu/>The Universities Water Information Network</A> includes a database of USGS abstracts, a calendar of water events, directories of water experts and organizations, and a list of links to other water sites. 

<P><img src=Wetlist provides a large collection of water-related links from the Universities Water Information Network.

--Water Quality: 43 Areas of Concern around the Great Lakes Basin - where the aquatic environment has been most severely affected. The governments of Canada and the United States are working with local communities to develop clean-up plans to restore and protect water quality in the 43 areas.

--The National Water Quality Database is an information management tool for locating water quality and waste management educational resources created by the 50-State Cooperative Extension Services.

--U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources Information is the nation's largest earth-science agency and has the principal responsibility within the federal government for providing hydrologic information and for appraising the nation's water resources. Hydrologic data and other data are used in research and hydrologic studies to describe the quantity, quality, and location of the water resources of the United States. The collection, analysis, and interpretation of these data is done in cooperation with other federal, state and local agencies, universities, and research centers.

--The U.S. Geological Survey's National Water-Use Information Program is responsible for compiling and disseminating the nation's water-use data. The USGS works in cooperation with local, state, and federal environmental agencies to collect water-use information at a site-specific level, such as the amount of water used to produce power at a fossil-fuel power-generation plant in Georgia.

--The University of Wisconsin-Extension Water Resources Programs provide educational support for maintaining and protecting Wisconsin's valuable water resources.

--Great Lakes Regional Environmental Information System is a computer-based environmental information system providing public access to information, data, and data utilities relevant to the Great Lakes region.

--The Illinois State Water Survey is the primary agency in Illinois concerned with water and atmospheric resources. Water Survey research and service programs assess and evaluate the quantity, quality, and use of ground, surface, and atmospheric water resources in the state.

--Exploring ChemCom on the Internet

--Internet Resources for Environmental Journalists

--Indoor Water Efficiency

--U.S. Geological Survey Weekly Water Fact

--FOR THE CLASSROOM Exploring Water Quality focuses on projects that help students make connections among national issues, the school disciplines, and their own communities.

Authors: Shelly Peretz, Thornridge High School in Dolton, Illinois.
Handbook of Engaged Learning Projects sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Education Office and Friends of Fermilab. Funded by the Midwest Consortium for Mathematics and Science Education based at the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL).
Created: July 1, 1996 - Updated: July 24, 1996