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Earth Environmental Education

Environmental Education, Best Management Practices

Learning about the effects we have on the world we live in. 

Stream Animals and Habitats

Macroinvertebrate Lunch
A multimedia project with West Plains Middle School produced this Flash movie presentation about benthic macroinvertebrates and the part they play in stream health.

Stream Health Learning Resources

Poster by Ethan, Ava Elementary School

Nonpoint Source Pollution (Polluted Runoff)

What is nonpoint source pollution?

What can we do about it?

Muddy Day at Pine CreekPhoto Story: Muddy Day at Pine Creek. Sediment from a nearby pasture washes into a stream.

For Teachers: Down By the River, a lesson plan on pollution and how everyone plays a part in maintaining water quality.

Nonpoint source pollution and karst topography: We know that under the Ozark landscape is an area of karst. That means water above and below the ground can travel rapidly for long distances. What's in our water is directly related to what we put into it.

Karst: The Movie: an animated Flash presentation on karst features and nonpoint source pollution.

Best Management Practices Series

Rotational Grazing

Pied Piper Shepherds Her Cows Into Green Pastures

A Cattle Whisperer's Secrets

Riparian Restoration

Cattle Farmer Protects a Creekbank by Fencing, Restoring Native Plants

Field Day at Lawson's Farm: A family of dairy farmers uses good farming practices to protect the creek flowing by their land.

Proper Installation of Septic System Protects Groundwater

A New House Goes Up: Matching it with a septic system that will not pollute any wells.
    Related Story: Health department gets positive feedback on proposed sewer ordinance

The development of content for this section has been funded through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and our Community Partners. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region VII, through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, has provided partial funding for this project under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act.

This is the Web site of the Bryant Watershed Education Project, based in West Plains, Missouri. Our site is a toolkit for exploring the Bryant Creek, North Fork, Eleven Point and Upper Spring watersheds in the southern Missouri Ozarks.
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