Introductory Learners

The Water Cycle"The Riddle in the Bottle"

  • Video: "The Riddle in a Bottle" is a fun and engaging look at our connections through the water cycle, produced by a sister-brother team. It was named the Best Children's Film at the 2009 Wild and Scenic Film Festival (California). For more info about it's related resources, see our blog review.
  • Lesson and Field Learning: For those in the Bay Area, EBMUD (East Bay Municipal Utility District) and SFPUC (SF Public Utilities Commission) both have excellent comic-book workbooks, curriculum, videos, and field trips to illustrate watersheds and promote water conservation awareness.

All the Way to the OceanRivers and Ecosystems

Rivers and People

  • Book: All the Way to the Ocean is a delightful new book by author Joel Harper that deals with the storm-drain pollution of our rivers and coastlines. The great thing about this book is that it comes in Spanish and Chinese as well. For more detailed book review, read our blog post.
  • Book: I Know the River Loves Me tells the story (in English and Spanish) of a girl and the river she loves. With beautiful illustrations and a classic message.
  • Lesson: A great introduction to rivers in Asia by National Geographic Xpeditions gives students a chance to explore the major Asian rivers.

Protecting River Resources