Discover the Waters of Nebraska, an educational booklet developed by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Project WET for students in grades 4-6, is now available.
It is being distributed statewide to 4-H, extension educators, schools, natural resources districts, scouting offices and others.
Elbert Dickey, UNL Extension dean, said, “Water is essential to Nebraska, and this publication is designed for young learners as they prepare to be stewards of Nebraska’s resources.”
Discover the Waters of Nebraska invites readers to spend a day as a Nebraska farmer, investigate a tornado through the story of a storm researcher, and travel the “Flyway Highway” as a Sandhill crane while learning about Nebraska’s many water wonders.
The colorful, 24-page activity booklet teaches children where water comes from, how it’s used, how to conserve and protect it and the relationships between weather, climate and water.
Tadd Barrow, a School of Natural Resources extension educator who focuses on water quality, said, “This booklet will provide the next generation of policy makers and resource managers a fun, interactive and creative way to learn about the diverse water resources unique to the state of Nebraska.”
Discover the Waters of Nebraska is available free while supplies last from your local Extension office or from the Nebraska Maps and More Store. The store can ship it for a nominal fee.
Order copies online at http://nebraskamaps.unl.edu/ or stop by the store in the first floor lobby of Hardin Hall, on the northeast corner of 33rd and Holdrege streets in Lincoln, Neb. Contact the store at (402) 472-7550.