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Following Nature's Current

Source: Foundation for Water and Energy Education

Description: Balanced information about the use of water as a renewable energy resource in the Northwest

Topics explored: the Columbia River Basin, tapping the power of water, the water cycle, powering the Northwest, using the force of falling water to generate electricity, a walk through a hydroelectric project, hydropower and the environment, hydroelectric projects and environmental protection, fish passage tour, fish and wildlife program expenditures, the future of hydropower in the Northwest, increasing energy efficiency and conservation, the power grid, the smart grid, reinvesting in hydropower while integrating wind power, and future water power opportunities

Education Level

• High School

Resource Type

• Teach the Teacher Programs, Teacher Kits


• Biology

• Env Science

• Engineering


• Energy Basics

• Fisheries

• Hydrology

• Environmental Considerations