Education & Outreach Programs

Education and outreach programs focus on educating the water resources community and the public on various water resources topics to promote collaboration and increase awareness of water resources issues.

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Ballast Water Initiative

Agency Name U.S. Department of Transportation
Agency Department Maritime Administration - Office of Environment and Safety
Program Focus USDOT MARAD has taken an increasingly prominent role in addressing issues related to the introduction of non-indigenous aquatic species through ballast water. Ballast water is vital to the safe operation of vessels in the Nation’s marine transportation system. The Maritime Administration supports a strong national and international solution that does not disrupt the environment, transportation system or result in market shifts.

Climate Ready Water Utilities

Agency Name Environmental Protection Agency
Agency Department  
Program Focus EPA's Climate Ready Water Utilities (CRWU) initiative assists the water sector, which includes drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities, in addressing climate change impacts. The webinar series begins with an introduction to the CRWU initiative and climate change adaptation planning. The topics then focus on specific tools to help water sector utilities understand and adapt to climate change impacts.

Climate Variability and Change Webinars

Agency Name Michigan State University Extension
Agency Department Environmental Quality
Program Focus Provide educational seminars on conservation science topics.

Consulting with Tribal Nations

Agency Name U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Agency Department Civil Works/others
Program Focus Two classes are given each year by top Corps employees in the tribal arena. A District hosts each class and it is tailored for issues in their area. Mission is to educate Corps employees about the rights of Tribes, our responsibilities to them, and how to partner on projects with them. All classes/workshops are free of charge.

Corps of Engineers Education Center

Agency Name Construction Engineering Research Lab
Agency Department USACE ERDC EL
Program Focus Environmental education learning site for students, teachers, librarians and other educators to access educational resources. Topics include disaster response, navigation, engineering and construction, recreation, enviornmental protection, water resources management and research & development (science experiments).

Distance Learning Webinars

Agency Name U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Agency Department Knowledge and Learning Resources, National Conservation Learning Center
Program Focus Provide educational seminars on conservation science topics.

Education and Environment Initiative

Agency Name California
Agency Department California Environmental Protection Agency
Program Focus California’s EEI Curriculum is a national model designed to help prepare today’s students to become future scientists, economists, and green technology leaders. The K-12th grade curriculum is comprised of 85 units teaching select Science and History-Social Science academic standards. Each EEI Curriculum unit teaches these standards to mastery using a unique set of California Environmental Principles and Concepts.

Education and Environment Initiative

Agency Name California
Agency Department California Environmental Protection Agency
Program Focus California’s EEI Curriculum is a national model designed to help prepare today’s students to become future scientists, economists, and green technology leaders. The K-12th grade curriculum is comprised of 85 units teaching select Science and History-Social Science academic standards. Each EEI Curriculum unit teaches these standards to mastery using a unique set of California Environmental Principles and Concepts.

Environment and Safety

Agency Name U.S. Department of Transportation
Agency Department Maritime Administration - Office of Environment and Safety
Program Focus The maritime industry has increasingly become the focus of new environmental rules and regulations, and must now comply with a broad array of requirements in the areas of air and water quality, hazardous waste disposal, and aquatic species protection. The mobile nature of the maritime industry requires that standards be set and the international and national levels so that mobility is not hampered while the environment is protected.

Environmental Education and Out reach

Agency Name District of Columbia
Agency Department Watershed Protection Division
Program Focus Green Up DC is an online tool to help District of Columbia property owners design, plan, and install green projects on their properties. You can protect the environment by saving energy and reducing stormwater runoff.
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