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Virtual Resources

PWD Video Series

Video Series: From Sebago Lake to Casco Bay 

This five-part video series, designed for a middle school audience, covers topics related to water and wastewater services provided by PWD. Each short, approximately 10 minute long video is accompanied by a reinforcing student activity; a teacher guide on the series and follow-up activities and keys are available here

Video Series: Protecting a Trillion Gallons of Water

This video series features six short videos (about two minutes each) that describe PWD’s Source Protection programs that are in place to protect Sebago Lake; all videos are in a playlist.


Lower Bay Security

Water Quality Monitoring

Forest Management

Land Conservation

Zones of Protection for Drinking Water

Resources: Water Pollution & Stewardship

Google Drive: WaterWays Education Program

WaterWays Program serves middle school students in the Greater Portland and Lake regions. All resources used in our traditional classroom program are available on Google Drive via the link above, and remote resources, including adapted virtual lessons and teacher guides, are also available within each lesson’s folder. Lesson topics include watersheds, healthy water quality, water pollution, brook trout, bioassessments with macroinvertebrates, vegetated buffers, and best management practices used on land to prevent pollution. 


“Discovering Water” book

Created by Windham High School students through collaboration with school staff and PWD, this book was written for a middle school audience and covers topics like the water cycle, watersheds, water pollution, and stewardship. You can download the book as an iBook or a PDF. The iBook version of the book, also created by Windham High School students, includes videos and interactive quizzes for each chapter. Use the link above to access the book and chapter worksheets.

Resources: Brook Trout

Remote resources related to the life cycle, anatomy, and habitat requirements of brook trout can be accessed via the link above. Students can also learn about the species’ connection to Maine, water quality, and stewardship. These resources are intended to support our WaterWays and TroutKids teachers and any educators that are teaching their students about this topic.


Resources: Wastewater Treatment

Video: Industrial Pretreatment Program

This two-minute video describes PWD’s Industrial Pretreatment Program which regulates industrial wastewater from factories, food processors, metal finishers, and others who use water to produce a product.


Resources: Local partners

We work closely with environmental education staff at local organizations who are also working to create and vet quality remote-ready resources for students.

Lakes Environmental Association 

Resource list includes links to quality activities about lakes, weather, trees, vernal pools, and more.

Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District 

Remote learning page provides links to activities like nature journal prompts for upper elementary/middle school students and local maps.

Resources: Nature-Based Activities

In addition to the list above, our education team has developed a list of nature-based resources that include both outdoor and virtual activities.