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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has added a link to a translation service developed by Microsoft Inc., entitled Bing Translator, as a convenience to visitors to the DEC website who speak languages other than English.

Additional information can be found at DEC's Language Assistance Page.

Recommended Resources

Winter 2009 Exploring New York's Waterways

Web-based Resources

General information about water, watersheds and the life they support:
EPA "Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds" website for kids
EPA's interactive water cycle website for kids
EPA "Surf Your Watershed" website for kids
DEC Watersheds, Lakes and Rivers webpage
DEC Watershed Stewardship webpage
DEC information and fact sheets about animals, plants and aquatic life

Water-related curricula:

National Environmental Education Week website
• see lesson plans about water under "Curricula Library"
Water Environment Federation website
River of Words art and poetry program

Hudson River information and curricula:

DEC Hudson River webpage
DEC Hudson River Estuary Program webpage
• see "Education" under "Resources for the Public" for Hudson River lesson plans
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater website
Teaching the Hudson Valley website