Deep Feet Water Footprints

In this lesson, students use a checklist to determine the “deep feet water footprint” for their home. This home inventory may be completed with family members. Emphasis is placed on potential nonpoint pollution coming from their houses
or yards.

“Click the links below for full Lesson Plan, Home Inventory Checklist, and Parent Letter explaining the checklist.”
Lesson Plan includes GLE cross-references. All three are printable .pdf files.

“Deep Feet Water Footprints” Complete Lesson Plan (pdf)

“Deep Feet Water Footprints” Home Inventory Checklist (pdf)

“Deep Feet Water Footprints” Parent Letter (pdf)


Watershed Water cycle
Nonpoint source pollution Evaporation
Sediment Condensation
Erosion Precipitation
Fertilizer Runoff
Pesticide/insecticide Infiltration
Household hazardous waste Groundwater

Related Web Links / Background Information: [MDNR – Illegal dumping in Missouri] [MNDR – video – scroll down to bottom for illegal dumping video] [MDNR – reduce, reuse and recycle] [MDNR – tire disposal] [MDC – NO More Trash] [MDNR – homeowners composting guide] [MDNR – household hazardous wastes] [MDNR – brochure on proper disposal of medications] [MDNR – soil and water conservation] [MDNR – green tips for every occasion] [Missouri Stream Team Fact Sheet: Responsible ATV use]

The home inventory checklist for this activity was adapted from the booklet: Living On Karst: A Reference Guide for Ozark Landowners published by The Nature Conservancy, Lower Ozarks Project, 2003.