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There's No New Water!

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There’s No New Water! is a water conservation and water quality curriculum grounded in a simple yet powerful concept that water is a finite natural resource whose quantity and quality must be responsibly preserved, protected, used, and reused.

The There’s No New Water! curriculum is designed for high school age youth, with six sequential learning modules that utilize effective pedagogy and scaffold learners’ knowledge and skills. The curriculum is intended for delivery in out of school group settings and facilitated by an adult.

The curriculum begins with an exploration of the natural water cycle; explores human interventions that affect water quality and quantity; examines the effects of the urban/rural interface on water quality and quantity; includes the identification and implementation of service-learning projects that address local water conservation issues; and culminates with a set of activities for younger youth and families designed to be led by teens as teachers.

All activities in the curriculum are designed around the use of inquiry and experiential learning. Inquiry is a teaching strategy where individuals are engaged in learner-centered activities that involve observing and manipulating objects and phenomena and acquiring or discovering knowledge.

 

The curriculum focuses on:

  1. Exploration of the natural water cycle.
  2. Exploration of human interventions that affect water quality and quantity.
  3. Examination of the effects of the urban/rural interface on water quality and quantity.
  4. Mapping watersheds.
  5. Implementation of service learning projects that address local water conservation issues.
  6. Culmination with a set of activities for younger youth and families designed to be led by teens as teacher.

 

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There's No New Water
This water conservation curriculum explores the natural water cycle, the human interventions that affect water quality and quantity, analyze the interface between rural, suburban, and urban interventions in the hydrologic cycle, and culminate with the identification will address local water conservation issues.

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"The world is running out of fresh water… With every passing day, our demand for fresh water outpaces its availability, and… unless we dramatically change our ways, between one-half and two-thirds of humanity will be living with severe freshwater shortages within the next quarter-century.” - Barlow and Tony Clarke

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Did you know?

 
Water covers 71% of the earth’s surface!
There are over 2,000 watersheds in the United States!
The United States uses about 346,000 million gallons of fresh water every day.
Agriculture in the United States accounts for 80 percent of the nation’s consumptive water use.