Understanding Our Water Footprint: Middle School Lesson Plans

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Water conservation encourages students to become more mindful of their daily direct water use, encouraging them not to waste water when brushing their teeth, washing dishes, showering, etc. These lessons are designed to go beyond typical water conservation lessons to encourage a greater global perspective and to cultivate students’ awareness and understanding of indirect “virtual” water use. Three interactive middle school lesson plans encourage students to explore how their food choices and sho