Be Water and Energy Wise!
National Environmental Education Week
April 11-17, 2010
Our nation's water and energy resources are increasingly important topics of discussion not just in the news, but in classrooms and homes as well. Recognizing the importance of conserving both water and energy to protect the planet and reduce costs -- and acknowledging the connection between water and energy -- EE Week's 2010 theme is Be Water and Energy Wise. Register today to participate in EE Week 2010.
When you register for EE Week, you will join a national network of educators dedicated to increasing the environmental literacy of K-12 students. You will also receive:
- Certificates of Participation;
- Monthly e-newsletters packed with EE resources for educators;
- Access to an online library of environmental curricula and EE resources;
- Opportunities to network and communicate with other educators who have successfully integrated environmental education into the curriculum;
- The opportunity to participate in EE Week's spring 2010 webinar: Teaching the Water-Energy Connection; and
- Discounts and special offers for educational materials.
Be Water and Energy Wise! Resources
- The Water-Energy Connection, a Web page with fact sheets, lesson plans, videos and more to help you teach about the connections between water and energy use
- Teaching the Water-Energy Connection, a webinar just for educators to bring the water-energy connection into the classroom
- Be Water and Energy Wise Tips (PDF) in Engish and Spanish
- Standards-based activities and lesson plans on Water and Energy
- Web resources for students and educators on Water and Energy
- School Water Audit
- Ask an Expert
- Free and Low-cost Water and Energy Saving Ideas for Schools (PDF)
Featured Partner Resources
- The Field Museum's Water Calculator is an excellent way for students to determine how much water they and their families use each day as a first step in identifying ways to conserve water and energy.
- Kilowatt Ours' Kilowatt Counter allows users to monitor monthly energy usage and track energy savings. Also download the Kilowatt Ours Challenge (PDF), a student activity incorporating the Kilowatt Counter.