Teaching Tools

SPLASH classroom materials

   
Teaching children about their role in our environment fosters positive habits and attitudes that can last a lifetime.

The City of Eugene has prepared two distinct stormwater curricula with emphasis on Willamette Valley waterways. Handouts, activities and posters enrich learning both in and out of the classroom. Most materials are available to download from the links below.

Eugene public and private school teachers should contact us for items such as activity supplies, booklets and posters that are not found here; some are unusual sizes or are not available in digital formats. As we are funded by local stormwater fees, we cannot provide these supplemental materials for those outside of Eugene.

Delta Ponds Video and Classroom Activities
Centrally located in Eugene, this restored natural park is a great place for students to learn about clean water, ecosystems and wildlife. Encourage exploration and learning by introducing Delta Ponds through videos, discussions and activities.

Grades 1 and 2: Video and activity sheet
Grade 5: Video and activity sheet

SPLASH!
SPLASH! (Stormwater Pollution Learn and Share!) is a curriculum kit developed with local teachers for grade levels K-8. Units explore water and the effects of pollution in water systems, the water cycle, and local ecosystems. Each unit below includes the lesson plans and handouts in a pdf.

Salmon and the Ecosystem

Salmon and the Ecosystem, available for grades 5-12, approaches water quality issues with emphasis on salmon and its critical role in our region’s ecosystem, economy and culture.

Lily’s Pages

Lily’s Pages are single-page reading and activity sheets for various grade levels. These are brief, illustrated introductions to pollution and stormwater topics for learners of many age groups.

Contact

Please contact the Stormwater Education Office at 541-682-8482 with additional questions. Eugene teachers may request printed copies of these materials, SPLASH! activity supplies and the SPLASH! Songs CD.