Making the Link – Pathway Guide

MAKING THE LINK PATHWAY
Making the Link: A Pathway to Collaboratively Developing High-quality Standards-based MWEEs is a guide that can help you create high-quality Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs) that are well aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
  • Click here to download the Making the Link Pathway (PDF)
  • Click here to download the fillable abbreivated EQuIP NGSS Screener Tool. This was adapted from the original tool, which can be accessed here.

EXAMPLES of HIGH-QUALITY STANDARD-BASED MWEEs

As part of the Pathway, you can also review high-quality standards-based MWEEs that were created through the Pathway process or a similar process. They are provided in the ELM format and some also include case studies (brief descriptions of classroom implementations).

  • How can we Help our Environment – Kindergarten
  • PIERS Schoolyard Plant – Animal Interactions Unit – Grades K or 2
    • Partners: UMCES Appalachian Lab with Allegany and Garrett County PS
    • ELM
    • Case Study
  • Stopping Stormwater – Grades 1 and 2
    • Partners: Cacapon Institute with Berkeley County PS
    • ELM
    • Case Study (aka Hedgesville Elementary Supports Growth)
  • Protecting Our Pollinators – Grade 2
    • Partners: University of MD Extension with Garrett County PS
    • ELM
  • Making a Difference in Our Watershed – Grade 2
    • Partners: Anita C Leight Estuary Center with Harford County PS
    • ELM
  • PIERS Survival Investigation Issue Investigation Unit – Grade 3
    • Partners: UMCES Appalachian Lab with Garrett County PS
    • ELM
    • Case Study
  • PIERS Soil Habitat Issue Investivation Unit – Grades 2, 4 or 5
    • Partners: UMCES Appalachian Lab with Allegany and Garrett County PS
    • ELM
    • Case Study
  • PIERS Raindrop to Runoff to Ocean Issue Investigation Unit – Grade 5
    • Partners: UMCES Appalachian Lab with Allegany and Garrett County PS
    • ELM
    • Case Study
  • Broadford Lake Restoration – Grade 5
    • Partners: Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center with Garrett County PS
    • ELM
  • Birds and Human Impacts in Chesapeake Bay ecosystems – Grade 6
    • Partners: Pickering Creek AC with Wicomico County PS
    • ELM
    • Case Study
  • Monarchs for Change – Grade 7
    • Partners: Anita C Leight Estuary Center with Harford County PS
    • ELM
  • Shifting Shorelines – Grade 7
    • Partners: Arlington Echo with Anne Arundal County PS
    • ELM
  • The Impact of Runoff on Maryland’s Coastal Bays – Grade 8
    • Partners: MD Coastal Bays Program with Worchester County PS
    • ELM
    • Case Study
  • Wave of Plastic – Middle School
    • Partners: UMCES with St Mary’s County and Calvert County PS
    • ELM
    • Case Study
  • Water Quality Investigations – High School
    • Partners: Evergreen Heritage Center with Allegany County PS
    • ELM
  • Farming the Future – High School
    • Partners: Jug Bay Wetlands Santuary with Anne Arundal County PS
    • ELM
  • The Buck Stops Here – High School
    • Partners: MD DNR with Baltimore County PS
    • ELM
  • Wicomico River Watershed Project – High School