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AcquaSaver

Resource Type: Green Design Projects
Description: AcquaSaver is an automatic hydraulically operated mains (town water) to rainwater changeover valve. Ideal for rainwater harvesting which switches from mains to tank whenever tank water is available and automatically defaults to mains in the event of a power or pump failure.
Cost: No
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Topic: Water
Grade:
Elementary (K-5)
Middle (6-8)
High (9-12)

Rainforest Heroes

Resource Type:
Curriculum
Online Tool
Description: This great resource was brought to you by Rainforest Action Network. The site has educational materials for teachers, including a powerpoint presentation, flashcards, book suggestions, and videos. The website is great because in addition to teaching kids about the environment, it also gives them the opportunity to make a difference through artwork, letters,and other actions, hence making them Rainforest Heroes.
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Habitat/Ecosystems
Sustainability
Wildlife
Grade: Elementary (K-5)

Anti-Litter Presentation

Resource Type: Speaker
Description: MDOT’s “Myrtle the Turtle” program targets school age children, grades K-3. Included in the approximate 30-minute presentation is an eight-minute animated video which depicts Myrtle’s world. Myrtle the Turtle considers all of Mississippi her home and encourages them to take responsibility to keep their home, Mississippi, clean and beautiful for all to enjoy. Reinforcement materials are provided to the students/teachers. 30-minute program for grades K - 3 Includes animated Myrtle the Turtle video Presented by MDOT District Anti-Litter Coordinator Reinforcement materials provided to students/teachers MDOT Litter Patrol badges MDOT Children's Book - Albert's Mississippi Adventure Bookmarks Stickers
Cost: No
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State: Mississippi
Topic: Waste/Recycling
Grade: Elementary (K-5)

PBS KIDS GO! - EekoWorld | Garbage & Recycling

Resource Type: Online Tool
Description: The Garbage & Recycling section of EekoWorld highlights what happens to trash and how people can make efforts to reduce, recycle and reuse. EekoWorld "host" Cheeko guides you through this animated story!
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Topic: Waste/Recycling
Grade: Elementary (K-5)

PBS KIDS GO! - EekoWorld | The Environment

Resource Type: Online Tool
Description: The Environment of EekoWorld section features animated stories that describe five main ecosystems: aquatic, tundra, desert, grasslands and forest. Join kids and their friends/families as they describe different aspects of their natural environment, specific threats and efforts being made to change and better the ecosystem.
Cost: No
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Topic:
Habitat/Ecosystems
Sustainability
Water
Wildlife
Grade: Elementary (K-5)