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Funder: The Commonwealth Water Education Project-color


Contributor: KET-grayscale

This work was funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Water Act through the Kentucky Division of Water to the University of Louisville.

Special thanks to the Division of Abandoned Mine Lands for their assistance

These two sets of eight videos explore how to prevent and mitigate non-point-source water pollution. The first set (for grades 4-12) focuses on Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, located near Louisville, Kentucky, and how its "green" Visitor Center helps protect and conserve water. The second set of videos (for grades 6-12) focuses on the problem of acid drainage from abandoned Kentucky coal mines.

Viewed in the order they are listed, each group of videos provides an overall story about water pollution and its prevention. Used individually, they can help students understand specific concepts related to green building design, ecosystems, the chemistry of acid mine drainage, stream restoration, and more.

The accompanying PDF documents provide background information and ideas for classroom discussion and activities around the content of the videos. As a whole, the resources cover several areas of science curriculum, including biology, earth science, environmental science, and chemistry.