K-12 Watershed Science Education

FTR has provided high-quality field and classroom based watershed science programs for grades K-12 since 2001. Over the years, FTR has built a comprehensive library educational materials from in-the-classroom lessons plans to field trip materials.  Don’t see what you are looking for?  Contact [email protected] for additional resources, lesson plans, and materials.  We look forward to helping you provide high quality watershed science education in your classroom.

Teton Watershed Curriculum

Teton Watershed Curriculum is an excellent resource for teachers. Developed in consultation with Teton County School District #401, this K-12 curriculum provides teachers with hands-on, locally based resources for watershed science activities.  This curriculum includes lesson plans, detailed activity guides, and student workbooks covering topics such as ground and surface water, the water cycle, weather, water professions, riparian habitat, water quality, and the history of water resources in the Snake River watershed.

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Explore where water is found on earth, the water cycle, and how we use water in our daily lives with lesson plans and activities for K-2 students.

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Explore where water is found on earth, the water cycle, and how we use water in our daily lives with lesson plans and activities in spanish.

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Collect and identify macroinvertebrates, measure stream velocity and substrate, with classroom and field based lesson plans and a field journal.

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Learn about groundwater, aquifers, geysers and groundwater pollution with activities, diagrams and full lesson plans

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Learn about groundwater, aquifers, geysers and groundwater pollution with activities, diagrams and full lesson plans in spanish

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Facilitate a water quality testing lab, study macroinvertebrates as an indicator of stream health, explore the weight of snow.

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Study watersheds, hydrology, climate, and water quality with hands on activities, field trips and in classroom activities.

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The Stream Study Journal matches the 3-4 Watershed Curriculum to compare and contrast two stream systems (spring creeks and snow melt streams)

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The Stream Study Journal matches the 3-4 Watershed Curriculum to compare and contrast two stream systems (spring creeks and snow melt streams)

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Additional Resources for K-12 Teachers

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Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s complete Trout in the Classroom Teachers Manual with lesson plans for all grade levels

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Connect classroom learning about geology (fossils, rocky cycle) to an understanding of the geologic formation of the Teton Valley.

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Explore the role that wetlands play in the Teton River Watershed. Woods Creek Fen is an outdoor classroom that is open to the public.

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