Water Tools for Teachers

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Free, Fun & Interactive Support for Teachers

Provided by the Village of Shorewood

Teachers, we have some great activities that can stand alone or be added to your lesson plans on environmental education and natural resources, social studies (geography and history) and reading. These activities were created with you in mind. They provide you with support so you can easily integrate them into your plans and they’re wonderful tools to connect students to Shorewood’s resources.

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Free Activities for Teachers:

  • A fun and engaging Freshwater 101 in-class presentation by a Shorewood Waters Project representative.  Your students will be amazed by teh facts they learn about fresh water!
  • Use of an Enviroscape Interactive Watershed Model that lets students experience a watershed in 3D!
  • A poster of the Milwaukee's Waters that acquaints them with our waterways, watersheds and important history.
  • Copies for each student of Shorewood's Simple Solutions Guide to help empower students with simple tools to improve water quality - includes fun activities.
  • A wonderful watershed tale - All the Way to the Ocean by Joel Harper – we will provide your classroom library with a copy of this book to tell students about how watersheds work and how we impact them.
  • A Day at the Beach or River Cleanup - we can help coordinate a fun day outdoors to connect students to their waterways and breathe some fresh air!
  • Go Native - we'll introduce students to native plants in Shorewood and the important role they play in helping Monarch butterflies.
  • And much more...

These tools are an awesome and easy way to provide fun and important content for your students while fulfilling teaching standards. We can also provide support in getting your classes outside to Lake Michigan at Atwater Beach or the Milwaukee River at Hubbard Park for cleanups, water quality testing or checking out native plants and butterflies at the new Monarch Waystation in Atwater Park.

Contact the Shorewood’s Public Works today for more details: phone 414-847-2650.

View the documents below for more details:

all the way to the ocean
Milkwaukee's Waters