Lesson 1 - Discovering Watersheds

In this lesson we will explore just what a watershed is, and how each watershed is unique. In this short video, Know Your Watershed Educator Dave Quinn looks at what a watershed is, why watersheds are important, and why we need to understand a little bit about them to protect our most precious resource: water.

This video will introduce you to the transboundary Columbia River Basin, the watershed we all share!

This lesson plan will lead you through a short activity to help you better understand your local watershed. 

Lesson 1: Discovering Watersheds


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