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Transcript of Water
New Conservation Technology
Fog Catching Nets
Purifier of Water Mix
A Drop in the Bucket:
How much water is potable?
Mount Everest lost 350 feet of ice-Climate Change?
The 3rd Pole
Written in Water: Save What's Left
Watersheds: Athens Water & Conservation District
Day One: The Blue Planet
Literature/Quote: Water is life. It’s the briny broth of our origins, the pounding circulatory system of the world. We stake our civilizations on the coasts and mighty rivers. Our deepest dread is the threat of having too little---or too much. ----Barbara Kingsolver
Written in Water: Water Changes Everything
How's Your Hydrosphere?
Literature/Quote: We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one. ---Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Day Three: The Third Pole
Literature/Quote: Water is Life
Day Seven: Save Every Drop
Day Five: Women &Water
Written in Water: On the Heads of Women
Day Eight & Nine: Water Awareness
Written in Water: Another Africa
Fast Fact: Fish/Pharmaceuticals in our Waste Water
Fast Fact: Water in Space
Define Water Sustainability
Day Four: Rivers Run Dry
Dams; Are they good or bad?
The Yellow River
The Colorado River
Water Changes Everything
I can describe the factors that
threaten rivers around the world.
I can debate reasons to build or remove dams.
I can describe economic, environmental,
and human impacts of dams upon rivers.
Literature quote: What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt--it is sure to get where it is going and it doesn't want to go anywhere else---Hal Boyle, Pulitzer Prize winning columnist.
The Blue Marble, 1972:
How it changed the world's perspective.
The Magestic Mine
Racoon Creek Watershed Project, Carbondale, Ohio
"Soft Path vs. Hard Path Solutions"
Hidden Water Uses
Article: The Last Drop
I Can….describe how water is physically distributed throughout our planet.
I Can…tell how much water is available and potable on earth.
I Can…describe how climate change plays a role in water accessibility.
I Can…define a watershed.
I Can…describe how ground water moves and impacts
our water supply.
I Can…read a topographical map to identify a watershed.
I Can…make a hypothesis about contributing factors of the water quality of streams by comparing test results.
I Can…conduct scientific test to determine the water quality of a stream.
I Can…describe passive and active restoration treatments for acid mine drainage.
I Can...explain how women and cultures are affected by a lack of water accessibility.
I can…draw conclusions about water accessibility by interpreting statistics and comparing graphs.
I Can ….define water sustainability
I Can…describe conservation techniques to improve water sustainability both locally and globally.
I Can….compare ‘soft path and hard path’ solutions for the water crisis.
I Can..create an infographic to educate others about one aspect of the water crisis.
Day Six: Cows Save the Planet
The Green Food Revolution
Sustainable Food Quiz
A New dust bowl
How Farming affects your thinking.
The Man Who Stopped the Desert
Article: The Burden of Thirst
Water, Water Everywhere Info Sheets
The Big Melt
The Colorado River:
I Can describe an underground aquifer and why it is important for water sustainability and agriculture.
I Can compare the past and present impacts of water depletion and list ways to deter future consequences.
I can describe ways to sustain global food resources.
How Long Before the Plains Aquifer Runs Out?
Fast Fact: Rain Harvesting
Why Study Macroinvertebrates?
Macroinvertebrates indicate the health of the stream.
They are benthic--bottom dwellers that do not move great distances or move away from pollution.
They react differently to environmental stress. Some are more tolerant than others.
They are easy to collect, correctly identify and count.