Pollution Prevention Curriculum

Welcome to Columbia Riverkeeper’s Hub for Teaching Pollution Prevention to Middle School Students.

We offer four free, easy-to-implement science units that tackle important environmental issues and inspire action by empowering students with the tools to make a difference. Students will learn to define problems, evaluate evidence, and develop their own solutions.

Grades: 6-8
Focus: pollution, stormwater, microplastics, riparian habitats, human impacts, solutions

Unit 1

Household Contaminants

Unit 2


Unit 3

Riparian Zones

Unit 4


This project has been funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under assistance agreement RB 01J73501 to Columbia Riverkeeper. The contents of this website subpage do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Environmental Protection Agency, nor does the EPA endorse trade names or recommend the use of commercial products mentioned in this document.

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