Additional Water Supply Education Links

You can find additional links to drinking water supply related education groups and programs.


  • Project WET is a national water education program that features a highly acclaimed curriculum and activity guide for teachers. Trained facilitators offer WET workshops for educators, community leaders and natural resource managers.  The Massachusetts Environmental Education Society is the state sponsor of this program.
  • Project WILD is an international interdisciplinary environmental education program focusing on terrestrial and aquatic wildlife and ecosystems. The program provides students in K-12 with critical thinking skills through the use of hands-on interdisciplinary lessons. MassWildlife is the state sponsor of this program; please contact Pam Landry at 508-389-6310.
  • Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an award winning, broad-based environmental education program for educators and students in PreK - grade 12. PLT helps students learn HOW to think, not WHAT to think, about the environment. PLT, a program of the American Forest Foundation, is one of the most widely used environmental education programs in the United States and abroad. DCR's Kristen Karl-Carnahan is the MA state coordinator; she can be reached at 617-626-1463.
  • Massachusetts Envirothon is America's leading natural resource education program for high school students. Teams comprised of five students represent their school or organization in a statewide competition testing their knowledge of: aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife, and current environmental issues.
  • The Friends of Quabbin, Inc. was formed in 1984 as a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to increasing public awareness and appreciation of the unique natural and historical resources of the Quabbin Reservoir and Reservation.
  • The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) website contains many different sites of interest, including its school program, an on-line historical timeline of the water supply system, and annual water quality reports.
  • A History of the Development of the Metropolitan District Commission's Water Supply System is a 1984 study by Wallace, Floyd Associates that contains a detailed history of the water supply system.
  • Wachusett Greenways is a grass roots team of volunteers working to expand a network of trails and open spaces linking Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Sterling and West Boylston.  Its largest current project is the Mass Central Rail Trail, of which 10 miles have been completed and 30 miles are under development in Sterling, West Boylston, Holden, Rutland, Oakham, and Barre.
  • Think Blue Massachusetts is a statewide educational campaign to help residents and businesses do their part to reduce polluted runoff and keep our state’s lakes, rivers, and streams clean and healthy.

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