Susquehanna-Chemung Action Plan -- Education and Research

An Ecosystem-Based Watershed Management Plan
for the
Susquehanna and Chemung Basins of New York

Water connects us all...

Cultivate a watershed ethic.

  • Provide decision-makers, youth, and the public with an improved understanding of interconnected natural systems and strategies for building environmentally and economically sustainable communities.
  • Support scientific research that facilitates "ecosystem-based management" of water resources in the Chemung and Susquehanna Watersheds.


Section 11: Education and Research

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Good Resources
Project WET
A nonprofit organization dedicated to educating children, parents, teachers and communities about the most precious resource on the planet - water.  Publications, training, and other activities promote a hands-on approach to water resource education.
An online resource for teachers and environmental educators to engage students in hands-on learning about the Chesapeake Bay and its local waterways.
Nature Explore
Collaborative project of the Dimensions Educational Research Foundation and the Arbor Day Foundation provides resources for connecting children with nature.  The goal of this research-based initiative is to help children and families develop a profound engagement with the natural world, where nature is an integral, joyful part of children's daily learning.
Focus on Floods
This Nurture Nature Center website is designed to increase the awareness of flood risks and engage the public in preparing for floods.  The key message is:  Floods Happen.  Lessen the Loss.  Educational and classroom materials that can be downloaded include classroom posters, coloring sheets, and activity worksheets.
Izaak Walton League - Chesapeake Bay Regional Conservation Initiative
The Izaak Walton League works in local communities to educate the public about natural resources issues, including agriculture, sustainability, and water.
Catskill Center for Conservation and Development
Environmental education progam in the New York City watershed icludes K-12 curriculum modules on sustainability and other programs.
Environmental photography contests
Photography contests designed to inspire love for the natural wonders of the watershed include:  Broome County Environmental Management CouncilOtsego Land TrustChesapeake Bay. 


Water connects us all:
Water moves through living and nonliving systems
and binds them together in a complex web of life.


Learn More

Additional information, references, and recommended actions may be added to these page as the plan is implemented and updated. If you would like to get involved and share resources or suggestions, please contact a member of the ad hoc Advisory Committee or STC staff, Chelsea Robertson (; 607-962-5092). Learn more about the Suquehanna-Chemung Action Plan by selecting issues from the menu on the left. Other resources include a Project Summary handout, information about Ecosystem-Based Management, and a document library with minutes and other information.


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