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Sharpen Your Skills:

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Realm of Water

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Focus on water's science-based stories of solid, liquid, and gas, of an endless journey, and of water and life. This bead will help you keep them in the back of your mind to frame your experiences of water and fit them into Earth's big narratives.

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Sense water: its vapor in your nostrils, wet surfaces with eyes and fingers, moist soil underfoot, and the sights and smells of hydrated plants. This bead reminds you to directly experience the Realm of Water and its stories through your senses.

Web App How's My Waterbody?: shows the network of watersheds, streams, and waterbodies in the U.S. along with water monitoring data

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Learn just enough about water to turn your experiences into interactive discovery with growing insight over time. This bead sets you up for a cycle of sensing, wondering, and learning that originates with basic knowledge of its unique chemical and physical properties, the pathways it takes, and how life has added detours to its journey. These apps will help:

Web App: Real-time precipitation, snowpack, and soil moisture maps and data for the U.S.

Web App: Streamflow and streamgage maps and data for the U.S. 

Practice acknowledging Earth's realm of water; strive to make it part of being outside. This bead gives you an easy way to be mindful that you're made of water, tied to the water around you, and part of its journey. Make it a habit and feel more connected with Nature.

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