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Groundwater to the Gulf is a field-trip based institute for Central Texas teachers that emphasizes techniques for teaching water-based curricula. 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.
2014 Dates: Monday, June 23rd  - Thursday, June 26th

Event Details

  • 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

View the 2014 flier for more information.

How to Register

  • Space is limited to 50 Educators
  • REGISTRATION FULL. For prospective participants who have completed the online registraiton form, please 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.
  • The first 30 participants to register receive a $10 gift certificate from Whole Earth Provisions!
  • 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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