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Information Specific to the Delaware River Basin (DRB)
General Information About Water-Related Subjects
Basin Statewide Environmental Education Organizations
This page offers links to water resource-related web sites, events/opportunities, and other offerings from all over the Delaware River Basin and beyond. Contact us to have your web site and/or event included.
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.
Delaware DNREC's Environmental Education Programs - Provides a general overview of various programs offered by DNREC and contacts for additional information.
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 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.
New York State DEC's Watersheds, Lakes, and Rivers Page - Learn about New York State's watersheds.
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.
Pennsylvania DEP's State Water Plan Digital Water Atlas - Access information about the various sub-basins on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River.
Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania - Held annually from March 1 through May 31, this is a state-wide organzied cleanup effort. Check out volunteer opportunities or promote your own cleanup event.
Christina River Watershed Cleanup - This watershed-wide cleanup effort is held every April.
Clear Choices, Clean Water: My Delaware River - Learn how to conserve water around the home and how that helps the Delaware River.
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.
Delaware River Sojourn - This annual, guided paddling, camping, and learning adventure typically takes place the last full week in June.
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.
National Canal Museum - Learn about the important role of canals in our nation's history.
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 (PDE) - What is an estuary? Find out here and explore the various activity booklets and individual activities that are available on this site.
PDE's List of Partnership Events - Includes information on their annual Earth Day and Coast Day celebrations, science and environmental summit, and more.
PDE's Opportunities for Teachers - Includes links to information on their annual teacher workshops, classroom materials, and more.
PDE's Storm Drain Marking Program - Help mark storm drains in the City of Philadelphia to alert people to not dump anything down storm drains because they drain to the river.
Philadelphia Science Festival - Held annually in April, this festival is a nine-day community-wide celebration of science.
Schuylkill Action Network's Education and Outreach Projects - Find information on their Schuylkill Street Art Contest, Schuylkill Scholastic Drinking Water Awards, and more.
Schuylkill Scrub - This watershed-wide cleanup effort is organized every year from March 1 through May 31.
Temple EarthFest - This annual event is held on Temple University's Ambler Campus in April to celebrate Earth Day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
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.
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."
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.
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).
Project WET Foundation - Water Education for Teachers
Science Junction's Water What-ifs: Water Quality and Aquatic Macroinvertebrates - This web page teaches about aquatic bugs and their connection to water quality.
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.
- 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.
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.
The Water Page - Explore this resource to find helpful links on general water conservation information, teaching about water conservation, and the water cycle.
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.
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.
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.