NEWS – November 2014 – Teacher Training, Victoria, Texas

LET’S GET MORE WATER IN THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM

The American Ground Water Trust has organized 70 teacher training programs with the objective of encouraging teachers to bring more water topics into their schools. The program provides information about hydrologic basics, gives insight to local water management issues and spends time discussing ways to integrate water learning opportunities into existing curriculum.  The November 2014 program in Victoria, TX included hands-on activity to show how sediment size has an impact on permeability and porosity (pictured).         
          The Victoria program was organized in partnership with TX Education Service Center Region III. Presenters at the program included: Sheryl Roehl, ESC Region III, Science Specialist;  Jeff Allen, Geologist, Allen-Hoffman Exploration, Houston TX and member of the Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists (SIPES);  Tim Andruss, General Manager, Victoria County Groundwater Conservation District and Rebecca Lambert, Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Texas Water Science.  

            Funding for the teacher training program was provided by two private donors, by Layne Inc., the Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists (Houston) and the TX Chapter of the Association of Engineering Geologists.