What is the Local Leader Version?
The Watershed Game (WSG) for Local Leaders is designed for use with groups of up to 25 players comprised of elected and appointed officials, members of watershed organizations, association members, and other community leaders and group members.
The WSG is an interactive tool that helps individuals understand the connection between land use and water quality. Participants learn how a variety of land uses impact water and natural resources, increase their knowledge of best management practices (BMPs), and learn how their choices can prevent adverse impacts. Participants apply plans, practices, and policies that help them achieve a water quality goal for a stream, lake, river, or coastal estuary.
The Local Leader Version Comes in Four Tabletop Models:
The Watershed Game for Local Leaders - Stream Model addresses an entire headwaters watershed and the land uses often found in it.
The Watershed Game for Local Leaders - River Model addresses the land uses associated with large river systems and urban areas.
The Watershed Game for Local Leaders - Lake Model concentrates on land uses surrounding a typical lake.
The Watershed Game for Local Leaders - Coast Model represents a typical coastal community or estuary. It includes resilience to community flooding in addition to achieving a clean water goal.
Training for the Local Leader Version is recommended prior to purchasing a game. Learn about upcoming trainings or contact a local trainer of the WSG.
Game Resources for the Local Leader Version:
The following documents are provided to allow owners of the game to reprint materials as needed.
- Local Leader Version of the Watershed Game Overview
- Stream Model Scorecard
- Stream Model Pollution Sources Key
- River Model Scorecard
- River Model Pollution Sources Key
- Lake Model Scorecard
- Lake Model Pollution Sources Key
- Coast Model Overview
- Coast Model Team Scorecard
- Coast Model Gameboard Key
- Coast Model Facilitator Scorecard
For information, visit watershedgame.umn.edu.