Groundwater to the Gulf Summer Institute for Teachers

For Central Texas Teachers, grades 4-8

When Jun 23, 2014 08:00 AM to
Jun 26, 2014 05:00 PM
Where Austin, TX
Contact Name Carolyn Meredith
Contact Email
Contact Phone (512) 891-9103, ext. 14

This FREE workshop is a 4-day, field-trip based institute that emphasizes techniques for teaching water-based curricula. Hands-on field experiences with local water experts. 

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 State Park
  • 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


 Teachers receive 22 hours SBEC credit. Pre-Registration is required along with a deposit to hold your spot (deposit is refunded upon completing the workshop),

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