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Upcoming Events

The education coordinator, Stephanie Keith,  will be out on maternity leave until the early part of July.  She resume all educational programs at the at time.  

Educational Program Options

 

In-Class Presentations

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Aquifer Model

The model offers students a bird's eye view of how the water cycle and groundwater interact with each other from the clouds down to the aquifer.  This aquifer model provides multiple opportunities for various discussions about porosity, permeability, run-off, pollution, and many more. 

Approximately 45 - 60 minutes.

 

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Stream Table

The stream table can be used for multiple grade levels and topics.  Students will observe weathering, erosion, deposition, delta formation, flood plain, and land formation to name a few.  The table provides opportunities for various discussion topics related to human impact, conservation, pollution, and effects of erosion.  The stream table is usually paired with a skittle weathering & erosion experiment.         

Approximately 45 minutes.

 

 

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Build Your Own Aquifer

Students will have the opportunity to discuss a water pollution scenario that could potentially harm their city's water source and aquifer.  They will work in groups to construct an aquifer and discuss each layer as they build.  To conclude this activity, students will test their aquifer to determine if their water source was polluted or if they saved their city.  This activity is targeted for junior high - high school students.

 

Approximately 30-45 minutes.

 

Curriculum Options

We are pleased to offer multiple TEKS based curriculum options for all grade levels, free of charge, to any school within our district.  Each set of curriculum features in-depth, hands on activities to aid students in understanding our intricate water system and the importance of conserving it.  For more information contact, Stephanie Keith.

 
 
 

Schedule a Presentation

Education Coordinator, Stephanie Keith, would love the opportunity to setup an in-class presentation specifically designed for your class or group.  We offer various presentations that are educational and hands-on for all ages.  

To schedule or contact us, please complete the form below and we will gladly get back to you as soon as possible.

 

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MTGCD Curriculum Options

Middle Trinity Groundwater Conservation District offers various educational opportunities for all schools within our District.  We offer FREE TEKS based curriculum resources and in-class presentations featuring our Aquifer Model.  

To learn more about our educational opportunities check out the links below or contact education coordinator, Stephanie Keith.


Student Education

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Major Rivers

"Major Rivers is designed to help 4th-5th grade students learn about Texas' major water resources, how water is treated & delivered to their homes & schools, & how to care for their water resources & use them wisely." (TWDB) All of these topics are covered in 8 hands-on lessons, that include a variety of activities in science, math, language arts, & social studies.  

        

Raising your water iq

"In this curriculum, water conservation messages & concepts stem from core academic standards detailed in the Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills (TEKS).  These hands-on activities engage student interest in learning through our natural affinity for water." (TWBD)  

Water exploration

"Water Exploration is the TWDB web-based education program for Texas high school students. This program uses a project-based learning approach which challenges students to conduct research and build understanding about water science and critical water-related issues." (TWBD)

We are excited to present the Texas 4-H Water Ambassadors Program!  


The Program

During the recent January Middle Trinity Groundwater Conservation District Board Meeting, Stephanie Keith introduced Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s 4-H20 Program Coordinator, David Smith, to present the up and coming   4-H Water Ambassador Program.  As a District, everyone is thrilled about the progressive work that has been exemplified thus far by the first group of participants.  What a fantastic opportunity for high school aged students to become involved with the rising issue of water conservation within their very own communities.  Currently, the counties within the Middle Trinity Groundwater Conservation District are not represented by an ambassador.  We would like to share the program details in an effort to promote this opportunity to our local high school students. 

4-H Water Ambassador Summer Tour 2017