Hamline University School of Education’s Center for Global Environmental
Education, often referred to as CGEE, has more than one reason to celebrate this
In October, CGEE enlisted the help of three historic figures for
the latest development in the center’s interactive learning series,
Waters to the SeaTM. The
internationally-acclaimed multimedia program is used in school curriculums for
grades 4-8 across the country to educate students about the history, hydrology,
ecology, and quality of various water systems.
The newest project will
help tens of thousands of students in Texas learn more about one of their
state’s most important rivers, the Trinity. Sam Houston and two other historic
characters (actors in period dress) lead students on an adventure that follows
the river’s history from ancient times up to the present. Along the way, they
investigate how human activities have shaped the landscapes of the Trinity
watershed—the area of land that drains into the river.
in Grand Prairie and Forth Worth, Texas began incorporating the program into
their classrooms this fall. In addition, thousands of students and teachers
throughout that region will experience Waters to the SeaTM
through the Trinity River Audubon Center.
additional reason to celebrate was a November 4 event marking twenty years of
CGEE's pioneering work in environmental education. Renowned arctic explorer Will
Steger, who was integral in founding the center, served as keynote speaker on
the topic, “Education, Environment, and the 21st Century.”
about Waters to the Sea: Trinity RiverTMhere. For more
information on CGEE, click here.