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The Role of Water in Shale Gas Drilling (Youth-Oriented)

Video presentations about water and the environmental impacts of shale gas drilling and production in the Mid-Atlantic region. These videos were designed for use by educators in both formal and informal educational settings. Although geared towards youth, the presentations are appropriate for adults in the general public who may want to learn more about this topic as well.
A Marcellus shale gas well pad in Pennsylvania (image credit Tom Murphy)

A Marcellus shale gas well pad in Pennsylvania (image credit Tom Murphy)

These presentations were created with the support of the Mid-Atlantic Water Program, USDA-NIFA.

This video covers water’s journey through the shale gas drilling and production processes in the Mid-Atlantic region and targets the 6th–9th grade level.

This video addresses current environmental issues and misconceptions surrounding shale gas drilling and production and is targeted to 8th–10th-grade viewers.

These two presentations on the role of water in shale gas drilling were designed to align with the PA Dept of Education Academic Standards. This page provides more detail about the academic standards addressed by these presentations.