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Learn, Educate, Act, Protect (LEAP) is a project-based educational curriculum to engage students in learning about groundwater, taking action to protect their water, and making a difference in their community. The manual includes teaching tips, tools, and resources.
Discover more about your source of drinking water and how to protect it. Activities demonstrate potential sources of contamination, such as improperly abandoned wells, over-applied fertilizer, leaking underground storage tanks, and improperly operated landfills.
Community Education & Action
Regular maintenance, inspection, and pumping of septic systems are vital to the protection of groundwater. The toolkit includes ready-to-use education tools - fact sheets, management plans, and PowerPoint® presentations.
Trace levels of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) have been found in water supplies. Get a fact sheet, presentation, press release, and ideas for holding a take-back event.
The primer describes how pathogens get into drinking water, how to identify and monitor land use for potential sources of pathogens, how to prevent pathogenic contamination, and case studies of communities that have taken action to reduce pathogenic threats.
The Good Water, Good Health, Good Choices kit can assist in developing new and enhancing existing public awareness efforts. It includes ready-to-use, user-friendly and easy to understand materials, including fact sheets, media outreach, ideas for community involvement, PowerPoint® presentations and more.
Educate and motivate community members to get involved in the SWAP process. Local leaders and citizens can use the tools in this guide to encourage local source water protection. It contains presenter and participant materials, overheads, PowerPoint® slides, and handouts.
This primer helps small communities conduct a contaminant source inventory (CSI) using technologies such as GPS and GIS. It features community case studies, a technology review, online resources, and general information about conducting a CSI.
A community-based approach to WHP area management planning process that features two phases - pre-planning activities and planning activities. The manual outlines these processes in detail, and provides suggestions and strategies for plan implementation.
Custom Workshop Estimate
Local organizations working with citizens on local issues are most effective in providing the community with educational resources and actions that will help to protect groundwater. To facilitate this local approach to groundwater education and protection, The Groundwater Foundation offers customized workshops with topics including, but not limited to:
- Experience-based environmental education
- Water festival basics
- Hands-on Activities and Education for Youth
- Groundwater Guardian
- Groundwater Guardian Green Sites
- Source Water Protection
- Maintaining a Contaminant Source Inventory
- Septic System Management
For a free estimate, complete this form and include workshop details in the comments field. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1-800-858-4844 and a representative will contact you for additional details. Estimates are based upon workshop duration, number of participants expected, and expected travel expenses.