HOW WATER CONSERVATION IS ENGAGING THE NEXT GENERATION OF GEOSCIENTISTS
School-based water education is recognized as a best management practice in water conservation. Lessons learned by students about groundwater, watersheds, water protection, water treatment and delivery, and good water use habits are often shared with their families. TWDB partners with water management entities such as groundwater conservation districts, river authorities, and municipalities to implement school-based educational programs. Not only do these water conservation programs engage students through place-based learning about a resource that is critical to their survival, but the newest educational resource for high school students, WaterExploration.org, challenges students to develop a deeper level of learning through project-based learning where students take on the role of research scientists.