Since 1997, Golden Sands RC&D has been partnering with Waupaca and Waushara County Land and Water Conservation Departments to bring groundwater education opportunities to 5th grade classrooms in Central Wisconsin. We are currently offering this program in Waupaca, Waushara, and Wood Counties, but we're looking to expand our outreach to our entire Central Sands region.
The program teaches students about groundwater, soil types, and potential contaminates through an activity that simulates a soil profile. They learn how contaminates can penetrate soil layers, leach into the groundwater, and potentially end up in a community's drinking water supply.
To schedule a lesson in Waushara, Waupaca, or Wood County, contact Amanda Burzynski at (715) 343-6215 Ext. 710 or Email.
INVADERS OF THE WATERS
These lesson plans can be used in grades K-12. Each chapter indicates which grade it is best used with, however they can be modified to fit each grade level.
Chapter 1: Water Importance
Chapter 2: Healthy Aquatic Ecosystem Components/Functions
Chapter 3: What is an Invasive?
Chapter 4: Invasive Effects on the Ecosystem
Chapter 5: Type of Aquatic Invasive Plants
Chapter 6: Type of Animal Invasives
Chapter 7: Water Activity Considerations
Chapter 8: Prevention of Spreading Invasives