Educational Resources and Links
If you are looking for more information about springs or you are in search of classroom activities, you've come to the right place.
Teacher and Student Activities
Download any of the suggested lessons and activities designed to support science, environmental education and social studies curriculums.
Water’s Journey; The Hidden Rivers of Florida Curriculum Guide
The producers of “Water’s Journey; The Hidden Rivers of Florida” video, Karst Productions, along with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection created a curriculum guide to use the video in a classroom to help increase awareness of responsible human action and conservation of our valuable water resources. The curriculum includes support specifically for 6th-8th grade educators.
NEWS FLASH! The Florida Springs Initiative has a limited number of Water's Journey: Hidden Rivers of Florida DVDs for distribution. If you are an educator interested in obtaining a copy, contact the Florida Springs Webmaster. Priority will be for teachers in school resource centers located within the counties with first and second magnitude springs, or other environmental educators. If you are involved in teaching youth about our wonderful springs, contact us today!
Would you like to request a hands-on “Water’s Journey: Hidden River” Curriculum Workshop for your fellow teachers or environmental educators? E-mail any staff of Florida Department of Environmental Protection’ s Office of Environmental Education to set up a face-to-face workshop at your school, church, community or environmental center Can’t fit a real-time training into your busy schedule? Ask about the on-line training available for a nominal fee through the North East Florida Educational Consortium.
Click on the links below for downloadable hands-on activities for a variety of school grade levels.
Grades 1 - 2
Water, Water Everywhere - 532.3KB
Grades 3 - 5
Build Your Own Aquifer - 585.9KB
Grades 6 - 8
Water's Journey Expedition - 581.5KB
Grades 9 -12
Quenching the Thirst of Florida's Yards - 392.4KB
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