Thursday, March 22, 2012

Today is World Water Day - resources for educators to use in class

© Roy del Vecchio

Today is World Water Day, as proclaimed by the United Nations in 1993. The purpose is to draw attention to water conservation, water cleanliness, and water issues around the world. This years World Water Day is:
2012: Water and Food Security: The World is Thirsty Because We are Hungry
Coordinated by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. The visual identity and communication campaign is by UN-Water.
On the occasion of 2012 World Water Day, the ICRC is calling attention to the water-related challenges faced by civilians caught up in fighting.

Teachers should take this opportunity to discuss water issues in their classes. Water issues can be used in any class, and in interdisciplinary projects. 

The official World Water Day site, , has more information and resources for educators.

Related Resources:

Explore the Blue - lessons about water for all subjects - from Discovery Education (free resource).

Jonathan Bird's Blue World - award winning educational program on the oceans

USGS Education Resources - free resources for teachers - including resources about water

Great Earth Day Resources for Educators

NASA Eyes on the Earth - vital signs of the planet


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