Michigan Water Stewardship Program (MWSP) Offers Free Online Courses and Materials for Michigan Residents, Educators, and Youth

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Michigan Water Stewardship Program (MWSP) provides environmental tools and resources for residents and educators as well as interactive games for youth.

Michigan Water Stewardship Program (MWSP) now offers free online stewardship courses for Great Lakes residents, teaching resources for educators, as well as interactive, educational games for youth.

Educator resources include lesson plans with details of Michigan's grade level curriculum expectations listed, hands-on activities, and fun assignments. Interactive games help children learn about environmental issues and how to make better decisions to protect Michigan's water and other natural resources.

Educators are able to search for resources by grade/age from K-12 and adults, or by environmental topic. Educators also have access to presentations, environmental videos, music, and publications to supplement lesson plans and activities.

In addition to teaching resources, MWSP provides interactive, educational games for children. Games include Sweetwater Village and the Water Cycle Virtual Model. Students and youth may play games directly from the Michigan Water Stewardship Program website. In the Sweetwater Village Game, players are elected as Sweetwater Village's mayors and are presented with series of situations where they must decide the best decisions for the community. Players' decisions will have a direct impact on Sweetwater Lake and the happiness of the residents. To play the game, visit http://www.miwaterstewardship.org/youthstewards/ourwatergames/.

The Michigan Water Stewardship Program (MWSP) is a partnership of organizations that provide educational assistance to Michigan's residents to identify and reduce contamination risks to water and other natural resources. For additional information, please visit http://www.miwaterstewardship.org.

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