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Vol. 18 No. 1 FS-1066 (Eng) (Span)

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In this Natural Inquirer Freshwater edition, you will learn many new things about Earth’s freshwater. As you read each article, think about your daily water use. You use clean freshwater for drinking, bathing, and cooking. Did you know that up to 60 percent of your body weight is water? Water not only keeps you healthy, it keeps the planet healthy!


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Additional Resources for this Issue:

  • Forest to Faucets

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  • Forest to Faucets 2.0

    The National Forests to Faucets 2.0 (F2F2) Assessment is a geographic analysis done by scientists in the US Forest Service that uses national datasets to identify watersheds most important to surface drinking water consumers and to look at potential threats to those watersheds including fire, insects and disease, land use change, and reduced water yield due to a changing climate.

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  • FreshWaterLIVE

    The "FreshWaterLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure" ( brings the mysteries of freshwater to classrooms grades 4 to 8 through FREE webcasts, webinars, and online resources about the origins, travels, and perils of water from green forests and grasslands to household faucets.Check out previous LIVE programs at and register your class to participate in the 2015–2016 FreshWaterLIVE adventure.

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  • Rain to Drain- Slow the Flow Curriculum

    Free downloadable curriculum from Penn State Extension & Pennsylvania 4H. Created for middle school students.

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