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For Educators

Programs in Environmental Information and Education

  • DEQ Environmental Information
  • Curricula for Air, Water & Land Protection
  • Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences resources such as curricula, partners, mini-grants and professional development.
  • Project WET
        Professional development program for water educators to teach everyone how water is needed and used. This program ensures an understanding of the importance of water conservation for today and in the future.
  • Pollution Solutions 
    A full lesson plan of litter prevention activities for grade levels as high as 12th grade.
  • Love a Tree 
    Excite your 3rd, 4th and 5th graders with these teaching kits on a variety of environmental topics.
  • Air Quality Index Toolkit for Teacher 
    This Toolkit provides teachers with easy-to-use and engaging lesson plans, additional activities, and other resources to teach students about the connections between air quality, health, weather, and other related science topics, as well as actions students can take to protect their health and reduce air pollution.

Water Quality Monitoring

  • Citizen Monitoring
    Become a team volunteer and help monitor streams, rivers and lakes in your own community.

Data and Environmental Information

  • Glossary
  • Fact sheets
  • What's in my backyard?  
  • This application displays geographical features including petroleum release sites, solid waste facilities, impaired waters, water quality monitoring stations and more.



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Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000

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