Links To Some Great Web Sites
Information Specific to the Delaware River Basin (DRB)

The Delaware: A National Treasure (pdf 196 KB) - Here you will find what U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes might have had in mind when he wrote, "A river is more than an amenity, it is a treasure."

"Mules and the Iron Horse" (pdf 78 KB) - Did you know "traffic jams" can occur on rivers, too? Learn about the innovative solution by downloading this publication. You also can visit the National Park Service web site to learn more about Roebling's Delaware Aqueduct.

DRBC's Flood Information for Kids - Includes a "Kidz Quiz Challenge," activities, and other links.

DRBC's Hydrologic Information - Includes information and links on the subjects of weather, floods, droughts, stream flows, and hydrologic conditions.

DRBC's Drought Information for Kids - What is a drought? What can you do to save water? What about plants and wildlife during droughts? You will find the answers here, plus links to other interesting web sites.

Importance of Stream Gages - Did you know stream gages are a vital tool in our management of water resources? These pages compiled by DRBC provide an understanding of what stream gages do, how they work, and who is responsible for maintaining and funding them.

The "Wild and Scenic" Delaware - The federal government added a section of the lower Delaware River and the White Clay Creek to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System in the fall of 2000, but what does this mean? Find out here.

Listing of Watershed Associations and Other Environmental Organizations in the Delaware River Basin - This page compiled by DRBC includes information to help you contact these groups, as well as links to available web sites.

New Jersey SEEDS (The State's Environmental Education Directory WebSite) - SEEDS is an online catalog of environmental education resources available through N.J. DEP.  Explore links to outreach and education opportunities provided by the NJDEP Division of Watershed Management.

Pennsylvania DEP's Environmental Education - Offers an assortment of useful information, including an area designed "Just for Kids" as well as another section describing the state's environmental heritage.

Delaware DNREC's Environmental Education Programs - Provides a general overview of various programs offered by DNREC and contacts for additional information.

New York DEC's Environmental Education - Provides information about environmental/nature centers and workshops, including pages for teachers and students.

National Park Service (NPS) Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area's "For Kids" Page - Did the Delaware River cut the Gap? Find out by reading "What's a Water Gap?" (pdf).

Partnership for the Delaware Estuary - What is an estuary? Find out here and explore the various activity booklets and individual activities that are available on this site.

EcoExpress provides teachers with classroom materials and resources that are tied to Pennsylvania teaching standards and requirements. Create an account (free) and log-in to see all this burgeoning site has to offer! EcoExpress is a program of GreenTreks Network.

Clear Into The Classroom - Learn about the history and science of the Delaware Estuary by exploring this web site sponsored by DuPont. You also will find Professor Green's Science Squad which offers various games and activities.

National Canal Museum - Learn about the important role of canals in our nation's history.

Information Specific to DRB Sub-Basins

Watersheds in the State of Delaware - This new web site, which was designed by Delaware DNREC and the University of Delaware-Water Resources Agency, will help you learn about the sub-basins on the Delaware side of the Delaware River & Bay.

New Jersey DEP's Watershed Information - You'll find basic information as well as links to restoration projects, approved watershed plans, outreach/education, and publications.

New York State DEC's Watersheds, Lakes, and Rivers Page - Learn about New York State's watersheds.

Pennsylvania DEP's State Water Plan Digital Water Atlas - Access information about the various sub-basins on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River.

General Information About Water-Related Subjects

What is a Watershed? - This one-minute-long YouTube video answers this important question.  Caring for our Watersheds is an educational program that engages students in preserving and improving their local watersheds. Check out its web site for other videos, games, and contests. 

Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) Educational Series - Watch a short, animated video on YouTube explaining the water cycle. CoCoRaHS is a grassroots volunteer network of backyard weather observers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation in their local communities.

Groundwater Foundation - Learn about groundwater basics with sections geared towards both educators and students. The Groundwater Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and motivating people to care for and about groundwater.

U.S. Geological Survey's Water Resources Education - Includes:

  • Water Education Posters
  • Water Science for Schools - Offers information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge. You will not want to miss the water cycle feature!
  • Learning Web - Dedicated to K-12 education, exploration, and life-long learning. Visit often and explore things on, in, around, and about the Earth such as plants and animals, land, water, and maps. Learn how biology, geology, hydrology, and geography can help us understand our changing world.

U.S. EPA's Students and Educators Web Site - Includes links to games, homework help, and teacher resources.

U.S. EPA's Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water - The Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water has compiled resources especially for kids to learn about drinking water.

U.S. EPA's Kids' Stuff (Office of Water) - Includes water education materials and more links!

U.S. EPA's Fish Kids Web Site - This fun web site uses interactive stories and games to teach kids ages 8-12 about contaminants in fish and fish advisories. Whether they catch their own fish, or buy it at a store, kids and their families can use this site to learn how to choose fish wisely!

U.S. EPA's Surf Your Watershed - Helps you locate, use, and share environmental information about watersheds.

U.S. EPA's Water Sense Page for Kids - A part of the U.S. EPA's Water Sense partnership program, this web site helps you learn all about water and how to conserve it.

Know Your Watershed - What is a watershed? Why is your watershed important? You will find the answers here, along with ideas on how to build local partnerships. This site offers a watershed quiz and web-based training. Coordinated by the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC).

The Watershed Game - This interactive game has two levels: novice (for third/fourth graders or anyone who might not be sure of the meaning of "watershed") and intermediate (where you will be in charge of your watershed, making decisios about recreation, agriculture, transportation, and more). This was developed by the University of Minnesota's Bell Museum of Natural History.

Animal Diversity Web - This online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology at the University of Michigan will help you research different species found in the Delaware River Basin.

Environmental Library: Endangered Animals - This page offers links to other web sites for information about threatened and endangered species and includes a section titled 'Getting Kids Interested.'

Leaf Pack Network - Presented by the Stroud Water Research Center, this web page teaches about benthic macroinvertebrates (aquatic bugs).

Science Junction's Water What-ifs: Water Quality and Aquatic Macroinvertebrates - This web page teaches about aquatic bugs and their connection to water quality.

Kids.Gov - The official kids' portal for the U.S, government, this site is organized into four audiences: kids (grades K-5), teens (grades 6-8, teachers, and parents. It also offers games and videos.

Earth Force's GREEN (Global Rivers Environmental Education Network) - GREEN provides opportunities for young people to learn more about the watersheds they live in and to use their findings to create lasting solutions for pressing water quality issues.

The Water Page - Explore this resource to find helpful links on general water conservation information, teaching about water conservation, and the water cycle.

H20 University - This is an archived web site for Hach Company, the maker of test kits. By clicking on the "teacher lounge," you can access some more great educational links. The "educator resources" section offers some tips and encouragement in preparing grant proposals. There also is a "student lab."

How Does the Water Cycle Work? - This web page (part of a water purification company web site) provides information on the water cycle.

Water Filters Fast Informational Links - This web page (part of a water filter store web site) offers links to information on water conservation, snow and weather, water conductivity, and erosion.

Water Conservation Resources: Save Every Drop! - This web page (part of a residential and commercial heating and cooling products web site) offers links to information on water usage, tips on how to conserve water, and the water cycle.

All About the Water Cycle - This web page (part of a water filters web site) also offers links to kid-friendly information on the water cycle, including diagrams, animations, and games.

Basin Statewide Environmental Education Organizations

Delaware Association for Environmental Education (DAEE) - Promotes environmental and outdoor education to facilitate positive community impacts on the conservation and sustainability of Delaware's resources.

Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education (ANJEE) - Promotes and improves environmental education for people of all ages in New Jersey.

New York State Outdoor Education Association (NYSOEA) - Supports outdoor and environmental education and interpretive services in New York State.

Pennsylvania Water Resources Education Network (WREN) - A project of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, WREN is a nonpartisan informal collaboration among organizations and public officials working for the protection and management of Pennsylvania's water resources, both surface and ground water, through education and informed policy making. You will find information about grant opportunities, local water resource projects in Pennsylvania, and a calendar of events.

Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators (PAEE) - Includes events and a directory of Pennsylvania environmental education centers/facilities.


If you know of a great web site you would like to highlight on this page, please contact the DRBC.