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Resources for Water Related Projects

Resources for Water Related Projects

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Going Blue: A Teen Guide to Saving Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands by Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A., with Philippe Cousteau and EarthEcho International (Free Spirit Publishing, 2010 – 120 pgs) Watch the video at Water is the most important substance on Earth and the most threatened—by climate change, trash, and pollution. The recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has placed a spotlight on the urgent need for awareness and participation. Young people across the globe are responding to the world water crisis by transforming their ideas and energy into action and service learning. Teens are answering the call to help our environment by being green, and to rescue our oceans and waterways by going blue. Going Blue – organized in the five stages of service learning and including all kinds of curricular connections – vividly presents facts and statistics about Earth’s oceans and waterways and information about the issues surrounding our current water crisis. Readers will find a wealth of strategies and examples that help them see themselves as change agents and move forward to complete an effective service plan. Many high quality service learning examples from around the globe are included. With the aid of lively photos and illustrations, along with practical suggestions and activities, teens (and READERS OF ALL AGES) learn, think about, organize and carry out their service ideas with community partners, their friends, or family – all to benefit our planet’s water system. “Everything you do makes a difference. What can you do to make a positive difference?” —Philippe Cousteau, CEO, EarthEcho International A portion of all sales benefits EarthEcho International. For more information and to place orders visit For direct inquiries about this book and related workshops, please Cathryn Berger Kaye DIRECTLY or 310 397 0070 Go Blue!

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gayle cole's picture

I'm always interested in projects about water. Our third graders where I teach study water and conservation. People wanting to collaborate can reach me at

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