Participants follow the path of water in Central Texas from its origins to its final destination in the Gulf of Mexico. Topics include: hydrology, groundwater, urban watersheds, water quality, water protection, and water conservation. What to expect: •Experience hands-on field experiences with local water experts •Receive FREE Curricula, TEKS-aligned activities, and resources •Learn about field trip opportunities for the school year •Receive 22 continuing education credits Fieldtrips and Activities: •Karst Tour: rock identification and a mini-caving trip •Behind the scenes tour of the Splash! Exhibit at Barton Springs •Aquatic insect study and water quality assessment at McKinney Falls •Focus on service-learning projects including how to build a school garden, rainwater harvesting and planning for a successful campus cleanup •A tour of the new Wilkerson Center for Colorado River Education at Redbud •Canoeing on Lady Bird Lake to conduct water quality testing
Groundwater to the Gulf is a 3-day, field-trip based institute for Central Texas teachers that emphasizes techniques for teaching water-based curricula to students in grades 4 through 8.