Educational Materials

A primary goal of the Manchaug Pond Foundation is the education of both residents living within the watershed, as well as visitors from far and wide who would like to know more about the pond.  Below you will find material and links to educational resources about watersheds in general, living within a watershed, and even materials for kids to learn more about our natural world as well!  Be sure to check back regularly on this page, as we will continue growing our repository of information for you!

Manchaug Pond Founation Water Quality

Click on the Clean Water logo to visit MassDEP’s new website for everyone from home to municipalities, farm to marinas, school to business. Topics from car washing and fueling boats to dry wells and grey water management and more!

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Watershed Residents

Manchaug Pond Educational MapLearn how you can take care of your home, lawn and landscape while protecting out water resources. Visit here for more information…
Horse at Beaton FarmPasture and manure management best management practices are the focus to keep our water quality safe. Learn more to ensure the health of the lake and your animals…

Parents and Educators

ponds & rivers book coverA list of books and references for children and adults on subjects from lakes and ponds to wildlife and geology to water quality.
Screen Shot 2016-04-05 at 6.51.52 PMA list of websites with a focus on environmental education to help you teach a wide range of topics and activities from water to invasives to wildlife and PDFs of activity sheets, crafts, templates and more for use at home, with a homeschool, scouting group, or day camp setting or in the classroom.
Manchaug Pond Foundation Education

Enviroscape Watershed Model

Available for loan, use this interactive, hands-on Enviroscape watershed model to demonstrate what a watershed is, how important it is to Manchaug Pond and how our activities can pollute or preserve our water resources. Contact usfor more information or reserve today!

Manchaug Pond Foundation EducationThe DISCOVER MANCHAUG POND! Junior Environmental Ed. Backpack, a resource full of colorful books, materials and tools to teach children in grades K-8 about our watershed environment, nonpoint source pollution and how it affects our local water resources and what we can do to protect our water resources. Storybooks, DVDs, activity booklets, posters, maps, field guides and interactive supplies with themes from wildlife to water quality to the effects of pollution and best management practices make up the toolbox. Everything encourages observation of the world around them and to understand the role of every day activities on water quality. Contact us for more information or to reserve today!

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    Water Wiz

    Play this game from National Geographic Kids to find out how much water is used for everyday things in your home. Play here!

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    Discover Water

    Play games, read stories, watch videos, and print coloring pages on this fun website by Project WET. Check it out!

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    EEK! Like Critters?

    See if you can match the track with the animal that made them! Track me here!

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    The Watershed Game

    Test your water smarts by playing The Watershed Game! Play here!

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    Become a Clean Water Ranger

    Learn about how a few simple actions can help us clean up our rivers and lakes. Videos to watch!

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    Water Use Games & More!

    Scroll down this website for a whole list of games on water use! Try them here!

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    Safe Boating

    A safe boating treasure trove of games, activity pages, checklists, and more. All aboard, matey!

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    Geology for Kids

    Navigate this site to learn about water basins, rills, erosion and more Explore!

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    Manchaug Pond Quiz

    Test your knowledge of Manchaug Pond with this quiz! Show what you know!


Manchaug Pond Foundation Events2017 celebrates 50 years of advocacy and action for Manchaug Pond! As with 2016, we promise a full calendar of activities and events for those who love Manchaug Pond.

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There are many ways you can serve and give back to Manchaug Pond.IMG_0643

Check out this list of ways and areas you can get involved or Contact us  with your interests or area of expertise. We’d love to have you!

Manchaug Pond Foundation EventsTake action by joining the members and friends of the Manchaug Pond Foundation in events and activities which preserve and protect Manchaug Pond and its watershed. Join today!

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This project has been financed with Federal Funds from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (the Department) under an s. 319 competitive grant. The contents do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the EPA or of the Department, nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.