Resource Library Now Online

Searchable Library Features Activity Guides, Curricula, and More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jennifer Wemhoff
4002-434-2740 ext. 107, jwemhoff@groundwater.org            


LINCOLN, NE (August 31, 2016) – The Groundwater Foundation is excited to announce the release of a new tool for groundwater educators: an online resource library.

Found on The Groundwater Foundation’s website at www.groundwater.org/resources-for-educators.html, the resource library puts nearly 70 educational resources in one easy to access place. The library includes a variety of high quality, easy to use groundwater education activities for use in the classroom, extracurricular activities, community events, and beyond. The library makes them available in a searchable, online format, allowing educators to search for an activity or other tool that suits their particular needs.

“Generating awareness and understanding of groundwater is critical to its proper management and protection,” said Groundwater Foundation President Jane Griffin. “The resource library will help us better serve educators and communities by providing easy to use, high quality groundwater education tools.”

The library includes activities with complete instructions and supply lists, tools like educational apps, curricula, activity sheets (coloring sheets, word searches, etc.), and other resources.

The search function allows educators to search by a number of criteria, including:

  • Age
  • Key topics (i.e. aquifer, groundwater, recharge, etc.)
  • Activity duration
  • Category (hands-on, arts and crafts, messy, outdoor, etc.)

Users can also search for an activity directly by name, such as “Aquifer in a Cup.”

“The search function makes it easy for educators to find exactly the activity or tool that fits their needs,” said Griffin.

Search results display the activity name with description, an image of the activity in action, a link to a how-to video (if available), and a link to additional details and downloadable instructions.

Support for the development and launch of the online resource library was provided by a Public Information and Education Mini-Grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust, administered by the Nebraska Academy of Sciences.

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The Groundwater Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Lincoln, Nebraska with a mission to educate people and inspire action to ensure sustainable, clean groundwater for future generations. Since its inception in 1985, the Foundation has offered various educational programming to help youth and adults understand groundwater’s role in their lives and how they can help protect it. To learn more, visit www.groundwater.org.


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