Additional Resources


Lake Champlain Basin:

ECHO at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain--Aquarium and science center on Burlington's waterfront

Lake Champlain Basin Program--information and outreach about issues facing Lake Champlain's watershed.

Champlain Basin Education Initiative--Consortium of environmental education groups throughout the Lake Champlain Basin. WatershED Matters is the main site for information about the Watershed for Every Classroom professional development program. 

Vermont Department of Environment and Conservation:

Water Quality Division

Vermont Lay Monitoring Program

Project WET/Healthy Water Healthy People Program

VT Water Quality Standards

VT 303(d) Impaired streams list.



Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds

Surf Your Watershed--locate, use and share information about your watershed

What's Up with Our Nation's Waters?--information about water quality from the EPA's Office of Water



American Rivers - A nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of North America's rivers.

American Whitewater - American Whitewater restores rivers dewatered by hydropower dams, eliminates water degradation, improves public land management and protects public access to rivers for responsible recreational use.

Clean Water Network - "Working to keep the promise of the Clean Water Act."

River Network - "Connecting people, saving rivers."

Freshwater Society - "Translating science into policy and action" 




Benthic Macroinvertebrates in our Waters--from the EPA Indicators Used in National Aquatic Resource Surveys.

Key to Aquatic Macroinvertebrates--from the NY Department of Environmental Conservation's Stream Biomonitoring Unit. Color Pictures of BMIs



GREEN--Global Rivers Environmental Education Network; provides great resources on helping youth develop long-term watershed stewardship.

Educating Young People About Water--Wisconsin Extension's water education site.  Provides links to searchable water curriculum database

USGS Water Science for Schools--information, pictures, data and maps related to water science

Water Use it Wisely - A water conservation campaign that provides states, cities, and citizens with tips and tricks to help them save water in their home and throughout their communities 

EPA Teacher Resources and Lesson Plans- Jump right to "Water" to access fun and exciting water-related activities and lessons for students