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Curricula, Materials and Certified Educators

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If you have any questions or comments regarding the curriculum or activities, contact Crystal Davis:

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(216) 881-6600
Email
DavisC@neorsd.org

About The Stormwater Fee Education Credit

A Stormwater Fee Education Credit of 25% is available to public and private primary, elementary, and secondary school account holders recognized by the State of Ohio that provide to their students a regular and continuing program of education concentrating on stewardship of our water resources and minimization of demand on the regional stormwater system.

The rationale behind this credit is that the curriculum provided by the institution will assist NEORSD in education regarding our regional stormwater‐related water quality and quantity problems, and also instill an appreciation and stewardship of our water resources, providing long‐term benefits and/or decreases in the demand on the regional stormwater system and program.

About The Curricula & Resources

NEORSD provides Watershed Education Curriculum (WEC) materials that schools may use to obtain the Education Credit. These materials will reflect the grade‐level Ohio Academic Content Standards and include specific outcomes. Grade levels 3, 5, 7, and 10 have been targeted for NEORSD’s WEC program. Schools must apply for this option by June 1 of the preceding school year to ensure workbook and manual availability.

Note To Educators & School Districts: We provide these documents online below for reference, but to qualify for and receive stormwater fee credit in your school district, you must apply for the credit. Download our Stormwater Fee Credit Manual, and see Section VIII: Education Credit for details and requirements.

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GRADE 10: Workbook | Teachers Guide

About The Curricula & Resources

CERTIFICATION FORMS

1 Approved Stormwater Education providers
1 Institution Program title Grade levels Contact hours Contact
1 Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park All the Rivers Run—Journey to the River 4-6 4 Katie Wright
1 Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park All the Rivers Run—Headwaters Stream Hike 7-8 4 Katie Wright
1 Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park Rockin’ At The Run 4-8 2 Katie Wright
1 Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park Naturally Diverse: At Water’s Edge 2-7 1.5 Katie Wright
1 Cleveland Metroparks Watershed Stewardship Center at West Creek Stormwater and Sustainable Development High school 3 Joe Higgins
1 Cleveland Metroparks Watershed Stewardship Center at West Creek Wild about water 2-3 3 Joe Higgins
1 Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Nature Center Watersheds and You 3, 5, 7 3 Martin Calabrese
1 Cleveland Metroparks Watershed Stewardship Center at West Creek Stormwater & Sustainable 5-8 3 Joe Higgins
1 Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District Student Rain Garden Project 3-12 4 Jackie Zevenbergen
1 Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District Enviroscape Model Demonstration 3-7 1 Jackie Zevenbergen
1 Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District Sum of the Parts 3-7 1 Jackie Zevenbergen
1 Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District Incredible Journey 3-7 1 Jackie Zevenbergen
1 North Chagrin Nature Center Acacia Restoration 3, 5, 7 2 Min Keung
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What is a watershed?

A watershed is the area of land that drains into a body of water. The largest watershed in Northeast Ohio is Lake Erie. To the left is a simple illustration of a typical watershed.

Protecting the Lake Erie watershed and the more than two dozen smaller watersheds that drain into the lake is important to the environment, public health, and the economic well-being of Greater Cleveland. When stormwater runoff is not managed properly, the result is flooded streets and properties, land erosion, and overrun sewers. All of these occurrences deposit pollutants into area streams and rivers, and the lake.

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