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Teachers and educators

Looking for ways to incorporate water education into your programing? Or resources for getting your students outside? Maybe you'd like to learn something new about the watershed around you. Explore the links and resources below!

Mini grants

Do you have an idea for a lesson plan or activity involving water resources? The watershed district is offering mini grants to help cover the cost of the materials and support your ideas. Grant awards range from $50 to $250 and are available to teachers and informal educators. Applications are accepted throughout the year until funds run out. Learn more

Project WET training

Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is an interdisciplinary, water science and education program for formal and non-formal educators of K-12 students. Learn to use the lesson plans at a training with our partners Nine Mile Creek Watershed District, August 6th, 2019! More info & rsvp

Let us come to you!

Our staff are trained in Project WET and love sharing the lessons and activities. We also have a few lesson plans of our own, and great interactive tools (like the watershed sandbox in this photo). Contact Maya to schedule a visit, and we'll work together to plan something fun and inspiring! More info...


Check out our Educational Tools Library. Check out a kit or display to use in your classroom or with your group.

Visit the library

Junior Watershed Explorer

Adventure, observe, take notes! As a Jr Watershed Explorer, your students learn about the world of water around them and can earn an embroidered badge. Learn more


Michelle Jordan

Community Outreach Coordinator
"I can help you with mini grants, and the educational tools library."

Maya Swope

Office & Outreach Assistant
"I can help you with scheduling a classroom visit, and with questions about the Junior Explorer workbook."

Other resources

There are lots of great resources out there for incorporating water topics into teaching, both in the classroom and outdoors. Below are links to some of our favorites from other organizations. Have one you think we should share? Let us know!

Project WET Activity Guide Cover Climate Generation Curricula Waterways Cover

Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is an international, interdisciplinary, water science and education program for formal and non-formal educators of K-12 students.


Bring climate change into your classroom with Climate Generation curricula. They offer a suite of Grades 3-12 resources in the form of curriculum guides, as well as online modules that can be downloaded for free.

Water Ways is free publication from the Minnesota DNR about Minnesota's waters. It is specifically designed for use by classroom teachers, informal educators, and anyone interested in learning about water in Minnesota.