Authors/producers: Laura Smith-Fillmore, Helen Fillmore Ileah Kirchoff, Nevada Arts Council

Students explore topics related to water, starting at the particle level, then moving to the individual, the local, and finally the global perspective. Students consider water sovereignty and their responsibility in caring for our water. Students are assessed using art activities that relate to what they’ve learned. While the curriculum is currently focused on the Truckee watershed in CA and NV, it can be adapted for any watershed.


Region Topics Grade Level Suggested NGSS
Southwest Molecular Structure of Water, Density Watershed Mapping, Indigenous Waters, Political Activism Middle, High MS-PS1-1, MS-PS1-4, MS-ESS2-2, MS-ESS2-4, MS-ESS2-5, MS-ESS2-6, MS-ESS3-3, HS-PS1-1, HS-PS1-3, HS-PS1-4, HS-ESS2-5, HS-ESS3-1, HS-ESS3-2, HS-ESS3-3, HS-ESS3-4