This program employs our lovable Texas blind salamander, Karston, to help students personalize water concepts through chants, games, songs and stories. We currently offer two Karston Programs. “Water Conservation with Karston” teaches students how to conserve water at home and in their communities, while “Karston and Friends” introduces them to additional endangered species of the Edwards Aquifer. Current program resources are found on our website. When available, our huggable Karston mascot enjoys coming to visit as well.
An EAA AquiFriend takes eager students on a virtual journey through the three zones of the aquifer while they learn about the endangered species of the Edwards Aquifer. This program creatively engages students by combining technology with audience participation. Students gain a new awareness of the various aspects of water including hydrology, geology and the importance of water conservation.
This presentation takes students back 100 million years to when the Edwards Aquifer was first created. From the geology of the Edwards Aquifer to the physics of moving water, students will explore this unique resource and our dependence on clean fresh water. Also included in this study is a brief overview of the unique species that now call it home.