Discover the Waters of Nebraska invites readers to spend a day as a Nebraskan farmer; to investigate a tornado through the story of storm researcher, Dr. Josh Wurman; to travel the “Flyway Highway” as a Sandhill Crane; or to photograph the state’s “water wonders.” Other topics include the Ogallala aquifer, Nebraska’s 13 watersheds, wetlands, water history (e.g., glaciers, Native People, Lewis and Clark, windmills and the Dust Bowl) and the protection of the state’s precious water resources. Discover the Waters of Nebraska is 24 pages filled with colorful, fun activities and stuff you just never knew about this amazing state. If you’re not a “Cornhusker,” you may want to become one after discovering Nebraska and its waters. Learn More
Readers explore big rivers and watersheds in North America, meet famous river explorers, calculate a river's rate of flow, discover how the river environment is unique, investigate the many ways that rivers are important, and recognize the role of water managers. Learn More
Activity from the Discover Floods Educators Guide.
Students simulate the sounds of a thunderstorm through an aerobic activity and generate precipitation maps through a mock monitoring network. Learn More