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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) may best be described as a small agency with a big mission: To sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America's public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
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Published in 2016
Essential Question: How can green building and conservation practices improve your schoolyard and community watershed? If you had a chance to start over and build a new school site from the ground up, what would your ideal school site look like? Would the school you design and build include...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Published in 2016
Essential Question: How can I improve my community watershed... starting with my own schoolyard? It may be possible to make changes to the land that will improve your watershed. As you learned earlier, such changes are called conservation practices. Your goal is to reduce as much runoff as possible...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Published in 2016
A watershed is the area of land that water flows over to reach a river, lake, or a stream. Near the upslope edges of a watershed, small tributary streams (1st, 2nd and 3rd order) begin gathering water that flows downstream into larger rivers and eventually drains into a river, bay, or ocean. Some of...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Published in 2016
"You are part of a watershed community and you have many watershed neighbors. Use the article and diagram of a watershed to learn how everyone in a watershed is """"""""connected."""""""" Each member of the watershed plays a role in protecting the water and land in the local watershed."
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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A curated collection of land use images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show students examples of Earth processes. You can also download the PowerPoint presentation version of this file using this link.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5
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Explore resources for teaching about apportionment and redistricting. Use multiple teaching methods, including hands-on materials and instructional technology. National Geographic's Giant State Maps offer historical context and an overview of current population distribution; a background...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 2016
Many things contribute to a healthy watershed. Certain land cover types like farm fields, cow pastures, sewage treatment plants and landfills are sources of nutrient and sediment pollution to streams. Rain falling on hot parking lots and rooftops in the summer delivers warm runoff water to streams....
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Query and order satellite images, aerial photographs, and cartographic products.
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Input parameters into the map viewer and see data related to land use and coverage, hydrology, transportation, structures, elevation index, and natural hazards.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Visualize and explore observed land cover changes for your region and time frame of interest.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Gridded data at 0.5 degree resolution showing population density, potential natural vegetation, cropland extent, grazing land extent, built-up land extent, crop extent (for 18 major crops) and land suitability for cultivation. Add your latitude and longitude for specific location maps.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Published in 2016
These global land cover layers are the product of a collaboration between USGS and the University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences. Thirty meter resolution raster data layers for circa 2010 tree cover and bare ground and a persistent surface water layer 2000-2012, have been derived...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 2010
The GlobCover Portal provides access to the results of the GlobCover project. GlobCover is an ESA initiative which began in 2005 in partnership with JRC, EEA, FAO, UNEP, GOFC-GOLD and IGBP. The aim of the project was to develop a service capable of delivering global composites and land cover maps...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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You will create a model of a watershed with paper. By observing how surface water flow is determined by the shape of the land, you will visually and dramatically observe the physical characteristics of a watershed, and investigate the impacts of human land use decisions.
Grade Level   6 7 8
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The Minnesota Geological Survey is a research and service arm of the Newton Horace Winchell School of Earth Sciences at the University of Minnesota. It investigates the geology of Minnesota and provides basic public information on the geology of the state. The Survey works with state, county, and...
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Our mission is to provide reliable, unbiased scientific information to public and private decision makers involved with land-use planning, environment, and economic development.
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The Department of Land and Natural Resources, headed by an executive Board of Land and Natural Resources, is responsible for managing, administering, and exercising control over public lands, water resources, ocean waters, navigable streams, coastal areas (except commercial harbors), minerals, and...
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The Nebraska Geological Survey, part of the UNL School of Natural Resources Conservation and Survey Division (CSD), conducts basic geologic research relevant to Nebraska and the world. They engage in geologic mapping, studies of soils, sediments, sedimentary rocks, ancient environments and ancient...
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The Oklahoma Geological Survey is a state agency for research and public service located on the Norman Campus of The University of Oklahoma and affiliated with the OU Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy. The Survey is chartered in the Oklahoma Constitution and is charged with investigating the...
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