Club Pathway: Water in Your World

In "Water in your World," kids explore the many roles of water in ecosystems, learn how people affect water resources such as lakes, rivers, and even the ocean, and see how they can help keep our waterways clean. This pathway was designed with a sequence that weaves together PLUM LANDING media resources, including animations, videos, and games, with outdoor exploration and hands-on activities. Each day offers approximately one hour of programming.

Day 1

Today you'll introduce your kids to PLUM LANDING and to a mangrove swamp in Belize. Start out by having kids watch River Rollercoaster, a video showing how water moves through a landscape and carries things with it. Have a discussion using the associated "Conversation Starters," then do the related hands-on activity Build A Watershed. If time permits, wrap up your day by completing the "Explore Some More" activities listed with River Rollercoaster.

Day 2

Today is all about water in your world. Watch Follow the Water, have a discussion using the associated "Conversation Starters," and complete the "Explore Some More" activity. If time permits, wrap up your day by heading outdoors to complete several Plum's Photo Hunt missions.

Day 3

Follow the water all the way to the ocean! Watch Mangrove Mystery and Ocean Odyssey, then have a discussion using the "Conversation Starters" associated with each video. Head outdoors to complete the "Explore Some More" activity listed at the end of Ocean Odyssey. If time permits, complete the "Explore Some More" activity listed with Mangrove Mystery as well.

Day 4

Now that kids have learned how water moves through landscapes, introduce them to how people sometimes harm watersheds and how kids can help keep waterways clean. Watch Oliver Takes out the Trash and Water Carries Everything. Then, have a discussion using the "Conversation Starters" associated with both videos, and, if time permits, do one of the "Explore Some More" activities listed with each.

Day 5

Wrap up your water unit by exploring major water resources around the world and telling Plum all about water in YOUR world. Watch Earth to Blorb: Water!, have a discussion using the "Conversation Starters," and do the related "Explore Some More" activities. End the day with a sharing session where kids read aloud their letters to Plum.