Educating Young People About Water (EYPAW) guides and water curricula database provide assistance for developing a community-based, youth water education program. These resources target youth and link educators to key community members to build partnerships to meet common water education goals.
Although last revised in 1995, EYPAW resources still offer helpful strategies for planning and evaluating youth water programs in the 21st century, including checklists, references, partner lists, and community action education materials.
Find and select water education curricula.
Use the Educating Young People About Water database to find a curriculum that is appropriate for learners. Curricula listings include education topics and goals, and other unique resources useful in creating a water education opportunity or event.
Work in partnership with local experts.
See A Guide to Program Planning and Evaluation. Use this guide to create a water education program that directly related information and skills to community water issues and inspires personal action to address community needs. Learn to forge links with community partners and identify community or school-ground natural settings where students can practices and reinforces skills taught in the classroom.
Develop a program strategy appropriate to your situation.
See A Guide to Unique Program Strategies. This guide provides brief case studies of 30 unique water education programs that have occurred around the country in a variety of settings including after-school clubs, summer programs, museums, nature center, festivals, and campaigns.
Set goals and find materials to match your program plan.
See A Guide to Unique Program Strategies with an emphasis on nonformal and school enrichment settings. This guide offers a checklist of goals for youth programs that will lead to their understanding of key water concepts.