'Our Waters' online watershed lesson
The Mississippi River is the main river in our local watershed. About half of the continental United States drains water into the Mighty Mississippi.
FMR is proud to conduct indoor and outdoor educational programs for approximately 2,000 youth annually. During this difficult time, we're striving to offer our educational resources online.
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What is a watershed and how do humans impact both the land and our water's health? Come explore our waters with these videos, note sheets and activities.
And when you're done, please send us photos of your watershed drawings or diagrams on our Facebook page for educators.
Full video lesson
Like many educators, we're doing our best to quickly create remote content. Our classroom programmer, Kate Clayton, is currently under self-imposed quarantine with limited resources. We'll continue to revise our programs and presentations to make them more remote-classroom friendly and post them on our Facebook page for educators!
Supplemental 4-minute video: "What's a watershed?"
To accompany the video(s)...
Optional outdoor activity
This educational activity can be done individually or with the people you are isolating with. We strongly encourage everyone to follow CDC and Minnesota State recommendations during this time.
Complete classroom package for educators
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