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Resources for Educators

The Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District's Education Program supports  the goals outlined in the 10-Year Plan by providing ways for educators to get their students engaged in clean water. Looking for ways to incorporate water education into your curriculum? Need resources for getting your students outside? Maybe you'd like to learn something new about the watershed around you. Explore the links and resources below! 


Are you a 6-12 STEM Educator?

we're launching a new workshop series called STEM on Tap to bring educators together to learn about various STEM topics, get resources for your classroom, meet STEM professionals, and network with other STEM teachers over a beverage and a free meal. You will receive a certificate for 2.0 hours of continuing education credit at the conclusion of each workshop.

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Let us come to you!

Sign up for a classroom visit and let us know a little about the kind of activity you're looking for. We have a few lesson plans to choose from, and great interactive tools. Contact Eleanor to schedule a visit, and we'll work together to plan something fun and inspiring!

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Educational Tools Library

The right tool can make all the difference, and we'd like to share ours with you. Check out the displays, kits, and materials the watershed district uses to connect with its audiences.

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Education Mini Grants

The watershed district offers mini grants to help cover the cost of materials to incorporate water resources into your teaching.

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Junior Explorer Activity Book

Junior Watershed Explorer

Adventure, observe, take notes!

As a Jr Watershed Explorer, your students learn about the world of water around them and can earn an embroidered badge.

Where does water go when it rains? What kinds of fish and animals live in the water bodies in our area? What can each of us do to help protect clean water? This activity book takes kids on an adventure through their watershed, exploring how we are all connected to, and by water.

Ages: 5 years - 12 years (Younger children complete fewer pages to ear their badge)

  1. Download the workbook, or stop by our office for a printed copy(s)*
  2. Complete the number of activities required for your age group
  3. Check your work
  4. Mail or bring the last page to us and we'll send you badge
  5. Keep Exploring! 

Our office is located at:
18681 Lake Drive East, Chanhassen Minnesota, 55317

*Can't make it in? Let us know and we can mail you a copy. Are you an educator? Arrange to have us drop of copies at your school or other facility.



Eleanor Mahon

Education & Outreach Coordinator

More Resources


Learn about water topics

Explore our water topics to learn more about our watershed.


Request a Speaker

Interested in learning more about water resources topics? Let us come to your next group meeting or event


Resources from other organizations

There are lots of great resources out there for incorporating water topics into teaching, both in the classroom and outdoors.