Learn About Springs
What accident of geology enabled springs to form?
What plants and animals live in and around a spring ecosystem today? Explore below to learn more about the journey of water through the springs and the life that springs support.
Teacher and Student Activities
Download any of the suggested lessons and activities designed to support science, environmental education and social studies curriculums.
Water’s Journey: The Hidden Rivers of Florida Curriculum Guide
The producers of “Water’s Journey; The Hidden Rivers of Florida” video, Karst Productions, along with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection created a curriculum guide to use the video in a classroom to help increase awareness of responsible human action and conservation of our valuable water resources. The curriculum includes support specifically for 6th-8th grade educators.
Water’s Journey: Hidden River Curriculum – 4.8MB
Water’s Journey: Hidden River Curriculum Matrix – 33.0KB
Water’s Journey: Hidden Rivers Video
Grades 1 - 2
Water, Water Everywhere – 532.3KB
Two activities that help students understand how we use water and that water is a limited resource.
Build Your Own Aquifer – 585.9KB
This activity lets students construct a model of the underground aquifer and observe how pollutants introduced to the land surface can harm drinking water.
Water’s Journey Expedition – 581.5KB
First activity challenges students’ writing skills by requiring them to write about the Water’s Journey Expedition. Second activity requires students to explore the Florida Springs website to identify and write about human impact on springs and the aquifer.
Quenching the Thirst of Florida’s Yards – 392.4KB
Requires students to evaluate water irrigation practices at their schools including calculating water usage, total area of school grounds irrigated, and recommending changes in landscaping to reduce or minimize water usage.