Educational Tools


NWNL Educational Tools


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Watershed Defined

This research and expedition-based approach applies to the world’s longest river or a backyard stream. NWNL recommends this approach to obtaining and sharing data with fellow stakeholders as a way to improve stewardship of our fresh water resources.

View or download “Watershed” Defined.


Facts about Water

This two-page fact sheet is a collection of fascinating facts about water availability and water usage, and the effects of population increase, pollution, climate change, dams and agriculture.

View or download Fresh Water Resources fact sheet.


Quotes on Water

This two-page collection includes African proverbs on water, quotes on water as a source of inspiration, comments on the power and importance of water, and support for more attention to water conservation.

View or download Quotes about Fresh Water.


Wetlands Values and Functions

This one-page summary describes how wetlands provide habitat and food for wildlife, control flooding and recharge the water supply, regulate climate, and provide sustenance and cultural benefits to people.

View or download Wetlands Values and Functions.


Watershed Stewardship

Here’s a one-page sheet of short proverbs for good watershed stewardship, ready to print and use on your bulletin board.

View or download Watershed Stewardship sheet.


No Water No Life Watersheds Booklet

This catalogue for NWNL’s traveling photographic exhibits has 14 pages describing values of our freshwater resources, threats they face and solutions considered. The booklet also profiles NWNL’s six case-study watersheds. Published by Puddleduck Press, 2009.

This booklet can be downloaded for educational purposes at no cost. View or download No Water No Life booklet.


NWNL Methodology for Investigating and Documenting a Watershed

This research and expedition-based approach applies to the world’s longest river or a backyard stream. NWNL recommends this approach to obtaining and sharing data with fellow stakeholders as a way to improve stewardship of our fresh water resources.

View or download NWNL Methodology.


Freshwater Wordfind

Use this word puzzle to help build familiarity with twenty-two words related to freshwater sources, conservation problems and solutions.

View or download Freshwater Wordfind.