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"Clean Water, Common Ground" Learning Resources

"Clean Water, Common Ground" (DVD, National Film Network) - A penetrating look at Hawaii's struggles to address water quality issues in "paradise," Clean Water, Common Ground contends that the responsibility of maintaining good conservation paractice is upon each one of us. We must recognize the dramatic role water has in shaping our environment, and how it affects different species of animals and fish in the ocean. If we address the chief threats to our environment and determine the measures needed to tacke those threats head-on, we may be able to preserve both water and land for many generations to come. But we must act now! (27-minute, made-for-TV documentary plus extra 27-minute studio discussion). WINNER OF TWO TELLY AWARDS [Silver Award for Wildlife/Nature Documentary and Bronze Award for Documentary).

-----Available from National Film Network at www.nationalfilmnetwork.com-----

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENT/CLASS ACTIVITY RESOURCES

A1. Where in the World is Hawaii?

A2. Meet Apoha the O'opu!

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C1. Why Water Quality Standards? After viewing BOTH the feature, "Clean Water, Common Ground" AND the Studio Discussion, make a list of things that you think impact water quality. When you're ready, click on the link above and read several "front page" articles on water quality standards from the Kaiaka-Waialua Hydrologic Unit Area (KWHUA) Bulletin. What determines drinking, ground, runoff, stream, embayment (coastal) and/or ocean water quality?

C2. Are Local Water Quality Issues Part of Something Bigger?" After viewing BOTH the feature, "Clean Water, Common Ground" AND the Studio Discussion, discuss whether water quality issues are, in your opinion, local, geographic, county/state, national, international or global in nature. When you're ready, click on the link above to watch and compare Mr. Al Gore's film, "An Inconvenient Truth," with a "hot" new YouTube short entitled "Al Gore's Penguin Army." Who's right?

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E1. Is There a Need for Inhuman Water Quality Standards As Well?" Global water quality standards for humans are slowly beginning to emerge, city by city, nation by nation. Is there also a need for global water quality standards for native animals and plants? View a short film by Dr. Tom Goreau entitled "Tourism, Water Quality and Coral Reef Health," then download an article arguing for coastal water quality standards for dolphins. Do you think lake, river, embayment and/or ocean water quality standards should address native animal and plant as well as human requirements? How about aggressive non-native "invaders" (hmmm - you mean like humans)?

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