Groundwater to the Gulf (G2G) is a field-trip based institute for Central Texas teachers that emphasizes techniques for teaching water-based curricula. Participants follow the path of water in Central Texas from its origins to its final destination in the Gulf of Mexico. Topics include: hydrology, groundwater, urban watersheds, water quality, water protection, and water conservation.

2017 dates are: Tuesday, June 13 – Thursday, June 15

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  • Experience hands-on field experiences with local water experts: Water Science in Action!
  • Receive FREE curricula, TEKS-aligned activities, and resources
  • Learn about field trip opportunities for the school year
  • Receive 22 ISD continuing education credits

Field trips and Activities

  • Karst Tour: rock identification and a mini-caving trip at the LBJ Wildflower Center
  • Behind the scenes tour of the Splash! Exhibit at Barton Springs
  • Focus on service-learning projects including how to harvest rainwater and plan a successful campus cleanup
  • A tour of LCRA’s Redbud Center and Wilkerson Center for Colorado River Education
  • Discover McKinney Roughs Nature Park and raft down the Colorado River (NEW this year!)

How to Register

  • Space is limited to 50 Educators with 10 extra spots on the 3rd day for alumni.
  • Thank you for your interest in Groundwater to the Gulf. To register please fill out the online form: Register here! 
  • For prospective participants who have completed the online registration form, please confirm your registration by sending a refundable deposit in the amount of $50 made out to “Colorado River Alliance” within 10 days of your online registration. The deposit will be returned when you attend the conference. Mail checks to: Colorado River Alliance ATTN: Daniela Pennycook P.O. Box 50029 Austin, TX 78763
  • Deadline for full refund in June 1, 2017. Once registration is full, you will be added to the waitlist and contacted if there are cancellations.
  • Contact Daniela Pennycook with Colorado River Alliance at 512.498.1587 or at with additional questions.

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