My Water Comes from the Mountains


Teacher & students

Niwot LTER was honored to have one of the first books published in the LTER Network’s Schoolyard book series, My Water Comes From The Mopuntains. The LTER Network’s Schoolyard Program values outreach to K-12 students as members of the LTER community. The underlying “schoolyard” approach emphasizes connections to local communities, for which LTER sites can serve as  “schoolyards” for understanding ecology and developing empathy for the local and global enviroment. This children's book series reflects this approach and emphasizes four themes:

  • Connection to the local community;
  • Reflection of interdisciplinary ecological concepts;
  • Long-term perspective consistent with LTER goals;
  • A connection to a scientist(s) and scinetific questions that are being studied at the LTER site.

The story of My Water Comes from the Rocky Mountains, written by environmental educator Tiffany Fourment, takes children on an illustrative journey from the snow high on the Continental Divide to water in their faucet tap. The book is illustrated by Dorothy Emerling and was edited from the first edition by Lindsay Weber and Kenneth Nova. This educational narrative introduces children in the Rocky Mountain states to the distinctive wildlife, ecosystems, and diverse uses of water along the way from the mountains to the plains.


LTER Schoolyard Book Series page for MY WATER COMES FROM THE MOUNTAINS

Learn more or purchase your own copy with the link below

My Water Comes From The Mountains  book cover

My Water Comes From The Mountains book cover

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Related data discipline(s):

Animal ecologyHydrologyPlant/vegetation ecology

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreement #DEB-1637686. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necesarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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