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Groundwater to the Gulf: Summer Institute for Central Texas Educators

What is Groundwater to the Gulf?
 Groundwater to the Gulf is a field-trip based institute for Central Texas teachers that emphasizes techniques for teaching water-based curricula to students in grades 4 through 8. 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.

2013 Dates: Monday, June 17th starting at 1pm - Thursday, June 20th
View the 2013 flier for more information.
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
How to Register

  • Space is Limited to 50 Educators
  • REGISTRATION now open. Complete the online registration form and confirm your registration by sending a refundable deposit in the amount of $50 made out to "Keep Austin Beautiful" within 10 days of your online registration. The deposit will be returned if you attend the conference. Mail checks to Sunset Valley City Hall, Attn: Carolyn Meredith, 3205 Jones Road, Sunset Valley, Texas, 78745.
  • Contact Carolyn Meredith with Sunset Valley City Hall at 512.891.9103 ext. 14 or at cmeredith@sunsetvalley.org for additional questions.
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