Resources for Seniors!
- Investigate the Amount Needed
- Water for Agriculture
- Types of Irrigation
- A Field Trip
- Dryland Farming
- Make Your Own Center Pivot
- Model another Method
- Your Local Water Quality
- Runoff vs Recharge
- Demonstrate Potential Risks
- Incentives to Conserve
- Test Your Well
- Share with Others!
- Let's Keep It Clean Blog
Investigate the Amount Needed
Research the amount of water used to grow different crops or raise animals. Then share your results with us.
US Geological Survey: How Much Water Does it take to grow…
Global Harvest Initiative – Water and Ag Infographics
Take a trip out to a field and learn about how the crops are watered then share your photos and what you learned from the trip.
Learn more about this method of farming that does not use irrigation.
Dryland Farmers Work Wonders without Water in US West
FAQs – Dryland Cropping Systems
Droughts and Downpours: Harvesting Rain on a Dryland Farm
Create a model of any one of the many methods of irrigation. Share your blue prints and photos.
Check out these images of center pivots from around the world.
Your Local Water Quality
Investigate the water in your community and learn more about your local water utility.
US Geological Survey – Water- Quality Information Pages
Environmental Protection Agency – Local Drinking Water Information
My WATERS Mapper
Take the runoff vs. recharge activity to the next level. Review the activity and then follow the instructions from your patch booklet.
What are some potential groundwater and surface water contamination risks? Use this activity to help answer the question.
Incentives to Conserve
What are some of the programs that promote land and water conservation and protection in agriculture?
US Department of Agriculture – Economic Research Service – Irrigation and Water Use
US Department of Agriculture – Economic Research Service – Conservation Programs
Natural Resource Conservation Service – Conservation Programs
Test water samples from local private wells and educate community members about water contamination risks.
Share photos and short summaries of the activities you completed in this patch booklet. Don't be shy, spread the word and share your accomplishments!
Check out the blog for fun and educational activities as well as weekly "Water-Wise Wednesdays" updates from Frannie the Fish!