South Platte Renew is a resource for parents and children. Our Education and Outreach team facilitates learning about the water cycle, water pollution prevention and water conservation. We offer free tours of our water renewal facility including an educational presentation. For more information about tours, click here. You can also find us at community events. Look for our tent at events like Littleton Meet, Greet & Eats; Englewood Block Party and Western Welcome Week, to name a few.
If you are a homeschooling family, feel free to check out out teacher resources and contact our Education and Outreach Specialist to discuss resources for your children,
Conserve Water with Aqua
EPA Drinking Water & Ground Water Kids' Stuff (Kindergarten-3rd Grade)
EPA Drinking Water & Ground Water Kids' Stuff (4th-8th Grade)
Water H20 = Life
From Ology – American Museum of Natural History.
Water Science for Schools
From the USGS, this site has information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center.
The Water Cycle
From the USGS, this site is the most comprehensive Water Cycle Web site in the world and has a wonderful diagram, which is available in 54 languages.
Water Cycle Poster
Have students make their own water cycle poster to involve them and help them to retain more of their knowledge about the water cycle.
Kids for Saving Earth
Free education curriculum on-line or mail to educate, inspire, and empower children to protect the Earth’s environment. Topics include conservation, endangered species, rainforests, forests, toxic waste sites, health issues and other ecological issues; provides educational materials, posters, and information support for environmentally concerned kids and adults. Other programs include: The KSE Children’s Forest, The Arctic is Cool, The KSE Rainforest, and The Wonderful World of Water; network of other children; links to resources.
Kids Can Make a Difference
Program to understand the root causes of hunger and poverty and how to take action. Teacher guide, Finding Solutions to Hunger: Kids Can Make A Difference, has 25 lesson plans, statistics and resources, fund-raising ideas, organizations to contact, and a listing of available videos and books; newsletter on issues related to hunger and poverty, showcase students initiatives, and feature teachers’ experiences; facts on hunger, quizzes, place for students to speak , tips on action.
Water Conservation Resources for Kids
The Water Use It Wisely campaign has created a resource to teach kids water including downloadable posters and activities.
Science 360 Video Library
The Science360 Video Library immerses visitors in the latest wonders of science, engineering, technology and math. It engages the general public, science junkies and students alike in the cutting-edge discoveries and big science stories of the day.
NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation explore the threats and challenges to our most vital natural resource.