Clean Water Difference

Help students explore the impact we can make on watersheds

Activity Kit


  • Ages 13-17
  • This activity can be done in a classroom, an after-school program, or at a community youth center.

What’s the goal of this kit?

  • Students can better understand the possible effects of different land-use and water-use policy scenarios on ecosystem services and biodiversity.

Why is this topic important?

  • Water availability and quality are very important issues with real global environmental, societal, and economic ramifications. Educating students about the issues and what they can do to solve it can inspire them to make an impact.

What do I need to know about this activity?

The workshop accommodates a range of skills, with roles for presenting or assisting. It’s suitable for any volunteer who is …

  • Familiar with smarter water and watershed concepts, or can recruit someone who can help with a guided field trip to a water sanctuary.
  • Comfortable leading workshops and talking to young people ranging in age from 13-17-years old.
  • Time required: 2 hours to prepare materials, coordinate with a school, and identify a local expert in water management; 90 minutes for the presentation and activity
  • If a field trip to a nature preserve is included, this becomes a half-day activity
  • IBMers can apply volunteering hours to their THINK40 total.

Activity resources

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Languages available:

  • English
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Spanish (L.A.)
  • Swedish

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