World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD) Curriculum – Lesson 1: Water Quality Parameters

For grades 9-12 Developed by CFWEP, this curriculum contains three lessons and supporting materials. This lesson covers: The standard criteria for “healthy” water Students will observe various water samples, develop hypotheses regarding the point source of each sample, design and implement an experiment to determine the quality and source of samples, collect and measure data [...]

Who is My Mommy? – Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Identification

For grades 4-8 Developed by CFWEP, this activity covers: Identifying aquatic macroinvertebrates Macroinvertebrate life cycles Matching larva and nymphs to adult forms Use the links below to download the necessary materials for this lesson:

What is a Part Per Million?

For grades 7-12 Developed by CFWEP, this lesson covers: Concentration measurements “parts per million” and “parts per billion” The definition of “concentration” and connections to everyday concentrated products Healthy drinking water standards Use the links below to download the necessary materials for this lesson:

West Slope Cutthroat Trout Restoration – What Does it Take to Restore a Species?

For grades 9-12 This lesson covers: The definition of a west slope cutthroat trout The definition and importance of biodiversity Species restoration plans Stakeholders in west slope cutthroat restoration Comparison to wolf restoration Use the links below to download the necessary materials for this lesson:

Upper Clark Fork Basin Scavenger Hunt Activity

For grades 4-8 Developed by CFWEP, this worksheet includes: Clark Fork Superfund Map featuring various environmentally impacted sites Text descriptions of each site for students to match to images of each site Use the links below to download the necessary materials for this lesson:  

Silver Bow Creek: A History of Use, Abuse and Reuse

For grades 9-12 Developed by CFWEP, this lesson covers: The definition of a “watershed” The movement of surface water The ability of water to move sediment Silver Bow Creek history Silver Bow Creek restoration Use the links below to download the necessary materials for this lesson:

Opportunity, Montana: A Brief Historical Introduction to the BP-Arco Waste Repository

For grades 7-12 Opportunity, Montana: A Brief Historical Introduction to the BP-Arco Waste Repository Developed by CFWEP, this presentation includes: Current and historical photos of the Opportunity Ponds/BP-Arco Waste Repository Historical information about the Opportunity Ponds, Butte mines, Milltown Dam and Anaconda smelter A step-by-step description of the copper milling, smelting and reduction process An [...]

Not in My Backyard: Quantifying Milltown Wastes

For grades 7-12 Developed by CFWEP, this lesson covers: The relative amounts of Milltown sediments compared to historic tailings deposited at the BP-ARCO Repository site (Opportunity Ponds) Analysis of how much “toxic waste” from Milltown is actually being deposited at the BP-ARCO repository site Concerns about the location of tailing storage from the perspective of [...]

The Lorax

For grades K-4 Based on the Dr. Seuss story, this lesson covers: The concept of supply and demand, and identifying this concept in the book as well in the history of the Anaconda Mining Company How the destruction of one resource can impact many other resources Identify the “second chance” given to the boy in [...]

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Google Earth Scavenger Hunt

For grades 4-8 Developed by CFWEP, this worksheet includes: Instructions on how to download and install Google Earth software A latitude and longitude exercise using Google Earth to explore Clark Fork Basin sites Use the links below to download the necessary materials for this lesson:

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