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Activity Books

Conserve Water Educator’s Guide
by The Watercourse and Project WET (Water Education for Teachers)
Designed to teach students how to conserve water, this book contains a collection of innovative activities and case studies that are easy to use, interactive, challenging and fun. A copy is in the council office.

Drop Around the World a story book by Barbara Shaw McKinney
Follow a drop a water in its natural voyage around the world, in clouds, as ice and snow, underground, in the sea, piped from a reservoir, in plants and even in an animal. Science of the water cycle and poetic verse come together in this book. A copy is in the council office, a good book for Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts.

Project Wet
An environmental education book of activities that deal with all facets of water. To take a course and get the book go to www.water-ed.org/projectwet.asp#trainings and sign up. Look for an announcement in Spring 2006 about a course coming to Girl Scouts of San Francisco Bay Area. A copy of the book is in the council office.

Project Wild Aquatic
An environmental education book of activities that deal with all facets of water. To take a course and get the book go to http://www.dfg.ca.gov/coned/projectwild/index.html and sign up. The Aquatic WILD Workshop is also offered on-line. Email ajurick@dfg.ca.gov if you would like to enroll in the on-line workshop. A copy of the book is in the council office.

Seashells by the Seashore
a story book by Marianne Berkes
What works of art are shells! Children comb the beach, counting, collecting and naming beautiful seashells. A lovely and informative guide to shell collecting. A copy is in the council office, a good book for Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts.

Waves, Wetlands and Watersheds California Coastal Commission Science Activity Guide
by the California Coastal Commission
A book of activities to do with children and youth around water. A copy is in the council office.

Websites

PBS - Jean Michael Cousteau Ocean Adventure
Play games, meet the divers, and get more info on ocean protection and conservation.

Water District Websites

Below are listed the websites for the larger water districts in our council. Use these to find out where your drinking water comes from, how it is treated, and how to receive water saving devices for your home.

Alameda County www.acwd.org
San Mateo County www.coastsidewater.org
Contra Costa County www.ccwater.com
East Bay Municipal Utility District www.ebmud.com
Marin County www.marinwater.org
Mid-Peninsula Water District www.midpeninsulawater.org
North Coast County Water District www.nccwd.com
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission www.sfwater.org/home.cfm
Zone 7 www.zone7water.com