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Area II Envirothon | Becker County SWCD

Resource type: DVD - Resource Person - Program
Topics: Conservation - Land - Resource Management - Water


The Envirothon is a nationwide event that began in 1979 and in Minnesota in 1993. It is a unique, hands-on outdoor competition for high school students that challenges their environmental knowledge and problem solving skills. Teams visit five 25 minute learning stations based on key areas of the environment. Teams consist of 5 students working collaboratively to answer 20 questions at each learning station. The stations are staffed by resource professionals in the fields of wetlands, wildlife, forestry, soils and a current environmental issue. Students must be in grades 9-12. Each team has an adult advisor who can serve for up to three teams. The top three teams from an area advance to the state competition.

Why have a competition like this? To allow high school students to showcase their environmental expertise. To provide an educational opportunity and expose students to Minnesota's ecology. And to encourage academic excellence and recognize students' outstanding accomplishments in environmental literacy.

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ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
SYSTEM CONCEPT(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
cause and effect
change and constancy
ecosystem
innovation and invention

SYSTEM BENCHMARK(S) TO BE ADDRESSED FOR GRADES 9 - 12(adult):
D-1 The interaction of social and natural systems can create properties that are different from either individual system.
D-3 Feedback of output from some parts of a managed social or natural system can be used to bring it closer to desired results.
D-4 It is not always possible to predict accurately the result of changing some part or connection between social and natural systems.

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MINNESOTA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
MINNESOTA SCIENCE STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
9-12.I.C.4 - The student will know that technological changes and scientific advances are often accompanied by social, political, environmental and economic changes.

MINNESOTA HISTORY AND SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
9-12.II.G.4 - Students will identify and describe significant land use changes in Minnesota, issues related to land use, and analyze the impact of those changes and issues.

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Careers in the Forest Service | USDA Forest Service

Resource type: DVD - Web Site
Topics: Forests/Trees - Resource Management - Conservation - Wildlife


This 11 minute DVD highlights the variety of jobs offered by the USDA Forest Service. The 30,000 people of the Forest Service work in the most scenic and inspiring forests and grasslands our Nation has to offer. There is so much you can do with a career with the Forest Service. For more information about the Forest Service, the types of jobs, internships go to www.fs.fed.us/fsjobs

Web Site: http://www.fs.fed.us/fsjobs
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Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Resource Center

Resource type: Book/Magazine - DVD - Research - Slides
Topics: Habitat - Wildlife - Education - Resource Management


Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge is one of a handful of urban refuges nationwide and reflects the commitment of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to develop an informed and involved citizenry that will support fish and wildlife conservation through environmental education, scientific research, and recreation. In the heart of the Twin Cities metro area, the Resource Center at Minnesota Valley provides professional assistance and accessible workspace in a scenic bluff-top location.

The Resource Center collection reflects the management of Minnesota Valley NWR, the National Wildlife Refuge system, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service commitment to environmental education. Resources include books and periodicals, videos and photographs, displays and educational trunks, environmental education curriculum, and management documents. Services are offered at no charge to regional personnel and partners, educators, and the public during regular visitor hours.


Web Site: http://www.fws.gov/midwest/MinnesotaValley/
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Ollie Saves the Planet-Interactive DVD | RAM

Resource type: DVD - Learning Kit - Software - Course/Workshop
Topics: Energy - Environmental Studies - Pollution Prevention - Recycling


Ollie Saves the Planet Interactive DVD is an environmental education program teaching kids to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rethink their actions in the areas of waste, water, energy, air, biodiversity, and sustainability.

Mention that you found it from the SEEK website and get $5 off the price of $24.95! Recieve a free RAM educational toolkit with purchase!

Web Site: http://www.recycleminnesota.org/htm/ollie.htm
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Project Get Outdoors Toolkits | Sara Grover, Project Get Outdoors Board of Directors and Partners

Resource type: Learning Kit - CD - Booklet - DVD
Topics: Outdoor Recreation - Service Learning - Health - Curriculum


The Project GO Toolkit has been developed to guide interested MN communities through the process of designing, implementing and sustaining their own unique after-school and summer programs that connect children ages 5 - 13 to nature exploration and outdoor learning. The toolkit asset based community development and walks community volunteers through the stages of designing their own unique programs. The toolkit is available free-of-charge to communities that wish to implement these programs.

Web Site: www.mnprojectgo.com
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Project GO has designed a toolkit to assist community volunteers in designing, implementing, evaluating and sustaining unique after school programs that connect children to nature exploration and outdoor learning. | Sara Grover, along with various college interns and volunteers.

Resource type: Booklet - DVD - Learning Kit
Topics: Outdoor Recreation


The Project GO Toolkit guides community volunteers through the phases of designing, implementing, evaluating and sustaining an after school nature program for children ages 6 - 13. The Leader's Handbook provides detailed instructions on how to bring together community partners to develop and launch a program unique to your community and surrounding landscapes. The Training DVD provides short flash videos and additional powerpoint presentations to train your volunteers. The Activity Backpacks provide you with a number of resources to offer nearly 100 outdoor activities for your program. Training is provided for free to program leaders.

Web Site: www.mnprojectgo.com
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RETURN to the RIVER: Restoring Clean Water

Resource type: DVD
Topics: Waste Management - Environmental Studies - Environmental Sciences - Water


How is water cleaned up after it has been used by residents and businesses? This video offers a "virtual tour" of the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD)'s wastewater treatment process. This living process depends upon tiny beneficial bacteria to clean up the water, much like water is cleaned in a natural river. WLSSD was established in 1971 to address serious pollution issues in the lower St. Louis River. The video explores how both technology and the attitudes and practices of local residents and businesses have played a role in cleaning up the River.


Web Site: http://www.wlssd.duluth.mn.us/contactus.php
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Shore Land Management: Erosion | Pelican River Watershed District

Resource type: DVD - Exhibit/Display - Research - Speaker
Topics: Environmental Studies - Lake - Landscape - Stewardship


Participants will be able to:
-Identify erosion and the need for erosion control measures
-Learn how eroded soil affects lake and water systems
-Learn different types of erosion control measures and their benefits

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ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
SYSTEM CONCEPT(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
cause and effect
geomorphism
patterns

SYSTEM BENCHMARK(S) TO BE ADDRESSED FOR GRADES 6-8, 9-12(adult):
Grades 6-8
C-2 The output from a social or natural system can become the input to other parts of social and natural systems.
C-3 Social and natural systems are connected to each other and to other larger or smaller systems.

Grades 9-12 (adult)
D-2 Interaction between social and natural systems is defined by their boundaries, relation to other systems, and expected inputs and outputs.
D-3 Feedback of output from some parts of a managed social or natural system can be used to bring it closer to desired results.

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MINNESOTA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
MINNESOTA SCIENCE STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
7.IV.C.1 - The student will provide examples of the potentially irreversible effects of human activity on ecosystems.

7.IV.C.4 - The student will explain the factors that affect the number and types of organisms an ecosystem can support, including available resources, abiotic and biotic factors and disease.

8.III.A.1 - The student will identify and research an environmental issue and evaluate its impact.

8.III.A.2 - The student will describe how features on the Earth's surface are created and constantly changing through a combination of slow and rapid processes of weathering, erosion, sediment deposition, landslides, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.

9-12.IV.C.4 - The student will predict and analyze how a change in an ecosystem, resulting from natural causes, changes in climate, human activity or introduction of invasive species, can affect both the number of organisms in a population and the biodiversity of species in the ecosystem.

9-12.IV.F.1 - The student will explain the relationship between abiotic and biotic components of an ecosystem in terms of the cycle of water, carbon, oxygen and nitrogen.

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Shoreland Management: Natural Shoreline | Pelican River Watershed District

Resource type: DVD - Research - Resource Person - Speaker
Topics: Environmental Studies - Lake - Land - Landscape


After completing this activity, participants will be able to:
-Understand the difference between native and non-native shorelines and the benefits of native vegetation
-Understand the different methods of erosion control

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ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
SYSTEM CONCEPT(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
cause and effect
community
geomorphism
population

SYSTEM BENCHMARK(S) TO BE ADDRESSED FOR GRADES 9-12(adlt):
D-2 Interaction between social and natural systems is defined by their boundaries, relation to other systems, and expected inputs and outputs.
D-4 It is not always possible to predict accurately the result of changing some part or connection between social and natural systems.

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MINNESOTA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
MINNESOTA SCIENCE STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
7.IV.C.1 - The student will provide examples of potentially irreversible effects of human activity on ecosystems.

8.I.B.1 - The student will know that scientific investigations involve the common elements of systematic observations, the careful collection of relevant evidence, logical reasoning and innovation in developing hypotheses and explanations.

9-12.III.A.1 - The student will identify and research an environmental issue and evaluate its impact.

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Stop Exotics; Clean Your Boat | MN Sea Grant

Resource type: Video - DVD
Topics: Eco-systems - Exotic Species - Diversity - Food Chain


This video is intended to inform and educate viewers about "aquatic nuisance species," such as zebra mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil, and hydrilla as it relates to boating and watercraft use. The short 11-minute video outlines steps boaters can take to prevent the spread of these nasty species. The video is produced by Minnesota Sea Grant with support from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Coast Guard, SeaLand Technology, Inc., Minnesota DNR, California Sea Grant Program, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Web Site: http://www.seagrant.umn.edu/publications/X65
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The Nature of Water/Dej Tus Kab Ke ~ DVD | Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) & Minneapolis Public Works

Resource type: DVD
Topics: Water - Stewardship - Pollution Prevention


The Nature of Water (DVD) was created to increase environmental knowledge and water stewardship in Southeast Asian communities in Minneapolis. The DVD content is presented in five spoken languages and two written languages. The audio tracks are in Hmong, Lao, Khmer (Cambodia), Viet (Vietnam), and English, and subtitles are in Hmong and English.

The video includes a 12-minute main feature and twelve bonus features about raingardens, household hazardous waste, watersheds and more. The Mayor of Minneapolis, R. T. Rybak, makes a special appearance to talk about the source and quality of Minneapolis' drinking water.

The DVD is a direct result of the efforts of the MWMO and the City of Minneapolis to better understand how diverse communities access and share information, and how to start a conversation about water quality relevant to their worldview and life priorities.

About the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization
The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization is one of about three dozen watershed organizations in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. Its boundaries include the Mississippi River as it runs through Minneapolis, as well as the land that drains to the river. The MWMO contains portions of the cities of Lauderdale, Minneapolis, St. Anthony, and St. Paul. The final member of the MWMO is the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

For a copy of the video or more information contact the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) at 612-465-8780 or visit http://www.mwmo.org/.

Web Site: http://www.mwmo.org
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Video: The Outdoor Classroom - Team Teaching with Mother Nature | Jeffers Foundation

Resource type: Video - DVD
Topics: Teaching - Outdoor Recreation


The Outdoor Classroom: Team Teaching with Mother Nature leverages teacher time and makes for more engaged, healthier learners who do better on tests. Jeffers made this video to help teachers, parents and administrators come to a realization of how important and how easy team teaching with mother nature can be.

This three-part video shows the Why and the How of the confident utilization of nature's own classroom in the words and experience of working teachers. Part One is an introduction to the topic. Part Two shows how easy it is to get ready to take kids outdoors to learn and Part Three gives you the benefit of real teacher experiences in how to do it.

The free video is available on DVD or can be viewed on our website at http://www.jeffersfoundation.org/outdoor-classroom.php

A "Facilitators Guide" is available to accompany the video. The First Module is available to view at Jeffers Website at http://www.jeffersfoundation.org

Time: 3 modules- 35 minutes total

Web Site: http://www.jeffersfoundation.org
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Water Quality-Septic Systems | Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Resource type: Booklet - DVD - Pamphlet - Speaker
Topics: Environmental Studies - Pollution Prevention - Waste Management


Through slide shows and models, audiences are shown what an individual sewage treatment system is and how it works to treat the solid and liquid waste leaving individual households in areas not served by a municipal sewage treatment system. Discussion includes how to tell whether or not a system is working adequately to protect human health and ground water, as well as what home owners can do to maintain and protect their system to prevent premature failure and other costly problems.

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ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
SYSTEM CONCEPT(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
Cause and effect
Population
Technology
Waste

SYSTEM BENCHMARK(S) TO BE ADDRESSED FOR GRADES 9-12(adult):
D-1 The interaction of social and natural systems can create properties that are different from either individual system.
D-2 Interaction between social and natural systems is defined by their boundaries, relation to other systems, and expected inputs and outputs.

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MINNESOTA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
MINNESOTA SCIENCE STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
9-12.I.B.2 - The student will distinguish between qualitative and quantitative data.

9-12.I.C.2 - The student will provide an example of a need or problem identified by science and solved by engineering or technology.

9-12.I.C.4 - The student will know that technological changes and scientific advances are often accompanied by social, political, environmental and economic changes.

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