Impacts on Plants & Pollen

As we learned in Module 7: Plants & Pollen, pollination is a crucial process for humans. Our current agricultural system in the U.S. is hugely dependent on our ability to manipulate insect pollination. While many people associate honeybees with crop pollination, the human relationship with pollinators is complex. By one estimate, domesticated honeybees pollinate $14 [...]

Water Quality Impacts: Nonpoint Source

In this short video, Matt Vincent illustrates rural nonpoint source impacts to water quality. Right-click or ctrl-click this link to download.   In this short video, Matt Vincent illustrates urban nonpoint source impacts to water quality on Blacktail Creek in Butte, Montana. Right-click or ctrl-click this link to download.  

Water Quality Impacts: Point Source

In the short videos on the next several pages, Matt Vincent illustrates impacts to water quality at several different western Montana sites, starting with point source impacts. Right-click or ctrl-click this link to download.   In this short video, Matt Vincent illustrates a second type of point source impact to water quality. Right-click or ctrl-click [...]

Sources of Water Pollution

Our waters quality can be impacted by so many uses and ways that it is hard to know where to begin. The best place to start is with us – humans. Pretty much everything we do as humans as it relates to our use of water results in a change to its quality. Introduction of [...]

An Introduction to Water Quality

Water is a limited and precious resource on our planet. No living thing – plant, animal or human – can survive without a clean supply. Project WET’s “Drop in the Bucket” activity is an excellent way to illustrate the relative scarcity of fresh water on Earth. View the “Drop in the Bucket” lesson plan online, [...]

The MSP project is funded by an ESEA, Title II Part B Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant through the Montana Office of Public Instruction. MSP was developed by the Clark Fork Watershed Education Program and faculty from Montana Tech of The University of Montana and Montana State University, with support from other Montana University System Faculty.