FFA (formerly Future Farmers of America) recently posted 20 source water protection lessons for high school agricultural science students – available here. A product of a USDA-EPA partnership with FFA, the lessons are available online to FFA’s network of over one million high school agriculture science students and their instructors. The lessons are linked to National Science Education Standards for Grades 9-12, and contain hands-on and remedial activities, supplemental web and community resources, assessments, and community stewardship. Content covered includes the water cycle, drinking water basics, the watershed approach, and agricultural conservation practices to protect water quality. Project Advisory Committee members included USDA (Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency, National Institute of Food and Agriculture), EPA (OGWDW and OWOW), USGS, The Groundwater Foundation, and the National Association of Conservation Districts. The University of Wisconsin’s Environmental Resources Center provided significant educational content.
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