Educating Young People About Water (archived version)
A national youth water education needs assessment initiative
In 1991, USDA Cooperative Extension began a process of identifying how youth water education could respond to critical water quality issues. The Educating Young People About Water initiative, led by Andrews, was designed to guide federal investment in water curriculum, foster partnerships among national youth water education groups, and improve their access to water education resources.
Goals of the resources are to provide the guidelines and materials to develop a community-based, youth water education program that targets youth and links key community members in partnerships – all working toward common water education goals. Resources focus on enabling educators to:
Content is based on a series of studies funded by USDA CSREES 1992 – 96. Funding provided by USDA CSREES, Grant Nos. 91-EWQ1-1-9030 and 93-EWQ1-1-904
Resources are available on the Educating Young People About Water website, http://eypaw.uwex.edu/, as well as through the PDFs and links below: