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Kidz Korner
Overview
It has been established that Nonpoint Source Pollution (NPS Pollution) is the largest source of water pollution. Most nonpoint sources are related to land use activities. For example, rainwater washes over farmlands and carries topsoil and residues from farm chemicals into nearby streams. Primary nonpoint sources of water pollution include runoff from agriculture, urban areas, mining, forestry and construction activities. Pollution prevention, as it relates to NPS pollution, starts with understanding how everyday human activities affect the quality of air, land and water.

This has been intended to educate students in kindergarten through ninth grade to help them understand the definition of water pollution using the basic principles of science, mathematics, fun and games.

As new materials are produced, they will be added to the Kidz Korner.


Education Materials
Resources
  • EPA Kids Non Source Stormwater Page
  • EPA Water for Kids learning page
  • Weather Wiz Kids website designed especially for kids to allow them to learn more about the fascinating world of weather.
  • The USGS Water Science School. Welcome to the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Water Science School. We offer information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge.
  • DLTK's Crafts for Kids
  • Little Critter Official Website
  • Science Kids Official Website
  • Cacapon Institute Official Website - Cacapon Institute is the Coordinator of the Potomac Watershed Partnership.  The PWP focuses on forest conservation and expansion for watershed health throughout the Potomac Watershed.
  • The Cacapon Institute eSchool - Cacapon Institute's Potomac Highlands Watershed School is a 365/24/7, free K-12 educational resource for the Chesapeake Bay region, and the world.  The eSchool is a place where students learn about watershed issues, with Flash activities and a variety of other educational resources.  Teachers find support with lesson plans and ties to curriculum standards.