Middle & High Schools


Wavemaker Program
Grades: 4-7
The Wavemaker Program can be used to guide educators in some basic steps to inspire students to think about becoming better water stewards.
Points: 10/activity completed
Tracks: Conservation

Milwaukee Community Map
Grades: 5-12
Contact: Michael Timm, Milwaukee Water Stories Program Manager
The Milwaukee Community Map is a free interactive map using Google Earth to share, explore, and create Milwaukee’s community water stories. The map hosts Water Stories, featuring local groups making a difference in our city’s collective water story; Basemaps, featuring geographic areas like watersheds, the sewer service area, and historic waterways; and Deeper Dives, featuring animated thematic tours. Check back soon for suggested curricular and topical themes that intersect with the Milwaukee Community Map!
Points: 10
Tracks: Rivers, Watersheds, Stormwater & Green Infrastructure

Milwaukee Story Mapper
Grades: 7-12
Contact: Michael Timm, Milwaukee Water Stories Program Manager
A companion to the Milwaukee Community Map curated by the nonprofit Reflo – Sustainable Water Solutions, the free Milwaukee Story Mapper gives anyone the tools to create their own story map in Google Earth. The Milwaukee Story Mapper allows users to upload photos, edit text, and arrange geo-positioned placemarks that open in Google Earth. Student projects documenting research or field experiences using this tool can be combined with the Milwaukee Community Map. Click here to schedule a workshop led by Reflo’s Milwaukee Water Stories program manager Michael Timm.
Points: 50/story
Tracks: Watersheds, Stormwater & Green Infrastructure

Ravine Education Program
Grades: 4-8
Through guided observation and exploration, these lesson plans and classroom activities will enable your 4th-8th grade students to understand ravine and lakefront ecosystems prior to development, the plants and animals that historically used them as refuge, and the species that still depend on the lakefront today--including people!
Points: 10/activity reported
Tracks: Lakes, Watersheds, Conservation, Stormwater & Green Infrastructure, Water Cycle & Quality, Ravine Ecosystems

STEMhero -- Personal Water & Energy Data Inquiry
Nathan Conroy
STEMhero is an award winning curriculum enhancement and professional development. It is aligned with NGSS and CCSS—born in Milwaukee and now serving teachers around the country.
Sponsored locally by MKE Plays (limited sponsored licenses available)
Data Analysis, Conservation

Water Crisis Lesson Plans
This teacher's guide can be used as a whole or easily as individual lesson plans across a variety of core subjects. You'll find interactive activities, worksheets, research ideas and resource lists for you and your students. Together you'll discover the water crisis and, most importantly, some of the solutions to solve it for people in need.
10/lesson reported
Water Cycle & Quality