This generalized model, representing a segment of the Edwards Aquifer System, demonstrates how the three zones (drainage area, recharge zone, and artesian zone) function to store and provide water for approximately 2 million people.
"The EAA and DLB Books, Inc. have partnered to create a recommended reading list just for you! The list features titles for every age group from Pre-K to 12th grade and beyond. Get your students reading with interesting books about water, the aquifer and conservation. With AquiLit, the learning has just begun!"
— The Edwards Aquifer Authority
Through simple hands-on activities students in grades K-12 can get a basic understanding of water quality parameters. Whether it’s taking the temperature of water using simple thermometers or reading PH using electronic probes students use scientific instruments to determine if a sample comes from the Edwards Aquifer! Also included are microscope observations, testing for limestone rock and getting up close to the endangered species of the Edwards Aquifer.
Short and sweet. This webpage from the Environmental protection Agency has conservation tips, a water quiz and a collection of lesson plans for teachers.
The Texas Water Development Board has a page just for kids! On this page you will find games, quizzes, coloring books and more.
See what the San Antonio Water System can do for you and your classroom. SAWS offers education programs for students of all ages.
The San Antonio River Authority has curricula and materials for teachers wanting to learn more about rivers and watersheds.
The USGS Water Science School has resources in English, Spanish and Chinese! This webpage covers everything from water basics to groundwater and surface water.
Did someone say “field trip”? The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment sits right outside of the second largest springs in Texas.
Do you know the story of drinking water? This page will take you through a history of all things water.
The Nature Conservancy has an interactive maps tool that will help you zero in on your area of interest. Check out the water quality, quantity, productivity and more where you live.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is full of information on water quality. Whether you are looking for educational materials on quality testing of your drinking water or of the streams running through your backyard the TCEQ is a one-stop source of scientific information.
The National Education Program on Cave and Karst Education is the home to Project Underground. The project offers a full curriculum on karst both here in Texas and in other parts of the world.
If you have ever been interested in going caving the YOU Cave blog is perfect for you. Here you will find blog posts, videos and links all about caving especially regarding Dragon Breathe Grotto.
100+ Ways to Conserve Water! Sort through outdoor tips, indoor tips, ways to save water in the office or ways that kids can save water.