Education Tools

Federal Energy Management Program Online Water Efficiency Course
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) launched a new water management e-learning course designed to help Federal agencies better manage water resources and meet water efficiency requirements. The course is free and open to the public. Click here to access the course.

Guidelines for Planting Longstem Transplants for Riparian Restoration in the Southwest: Deep Planting - The Ground Water Connection
Click here to access the PDF document released by the Natural Resources Conservation Service Plant Materials Program.

Practical Streambank Bioengineering Guide
Click here to access this user's guide for natural streambank stabilization technique in the arid and semi-arid Great Basin and Intermountain West. (150 page PDF)

EPA Releases Tool for Improving Water Quality at the Site, Neighborhood, and Municipal Scales
EPA is releasing a first-of-its-kind water quality scorecard that will help communities in rural, suburban and urban settings incorporate green infrastructure practices to protect local water quality and improve both the built and natural environment.  The Water Quality Scorecard was developed to help local governments identify opportunities to remove barriers and revise and create codes, ordinances, and incentives to better protect water quality. Download a copy of the Water Quality Scorecard.

Trout Unlimited - Stream Explorers
An interactive website to teach kids about fish and other critters that live in rivers.

Your Water, Your Choice: An on-line Tool
Check out this on-line tool for producing customizable messaging for local officials on options for protecting water quality. Visit Your Water Your Decision.

River Network - Environmental Education Programs
River Network compiled a list of organizations that offer programs that connect kids to rivers.