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From Water to Wildlife

"From Water to Wildlife is a curriculum kit for secondary students to accompany Richard Moore's acclaimed "From Water to Wildlife" DVD production about the Valley's water and natural resources. Produced locally in partnership with McAllen Public Utilities (MPU), this half-hour documentary highlights the Valley's need to conserve its water by promoting the use of native plants in urban landscapes.

Click on each lesson for the detailed lesson plan in PDF."

LESSON ONE: “From Water to Wildlife” Documentary DVD & QUIZ

Students watch Richard Moore’s 30-minute DVD documentary, that explores the impact of water availability, and native and non-native vegetation on our ecosystem. In a region with less than 2-feet of rain annually, this DVD encourages water conservation planning and native plant gardening.

LESSON TWO: Google Earth: Waterways of the LRGV

Students identify water resources in the LRGV, through a PowerPoint presentation that includes a classroom exercise that uses Google Earth Maps” technology.

LESSON THREE: MPU Home Water Audit

A personal water audit will give a student an idea of how much water he or she uses daily. Conducting a water audit involves calculating water use and identifying simple ways to conserve water in the home.

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