• Center for Global Environmental Education

  • WaterWorks!

    A Drinking Water Institute for Educators

    Do your students wonder how all that clean, safe, economical water gets to their faucets? Your students need to know that drinking water is a valuable, limited, engineered resource. Expand your water curriculum to include drinking water topics. Join us for our seventeenth year of the award-winning WaterWorks Institute in Lakeville, Minnesota.

    Program Overview

    Investigate drinking water quality, chemistry, community resources, and inquiry-based activities for your classroom. This intensive, three-day, hands-on workshop allows upper elementary and middle school science teachers to enrich their water-related standards and come away with new teaching ideas and information from expert presenters on the engineering, chemistry, geology, people, and politics of how drinking water is delivered to your home and school. Meals and resource binder provided. Choose between two graduate credits or a stipend – both will require your attendance at a Saturday follow-up session in fall (date to be determined by the group). Housing is not provided.

    Teachers from the Metro area will have priority in the selection process, but science teachers from anywhere in the state may apply.

    Join the more than 300 science teachers who have participated in WaterWorks over the last eighteen years, and make plans to integrate the topic of drinking water into your science curriculum.

    2017 WaterWorks! Institute

    August 7-9, 2017
    8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    Lakeville Water Treatment Facility
    18400 Ipava Ave
    Lakeville, MN 55044

    Apply Online

    Applications will begin to be reviewed the second week of April. Applicants will be notified of admission within a week of that review.

    With questions, contact Sara Robertson 651-523-2895 or srobertson01@hamline.edu.

    The WaterWorks! Institute is co-sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health, the American Water Works Association, and Hamline University School of Education's Center for Global Environmental Education. For more information on WaterWorks! visit http://health.state.mn.us/water/institute/index.htm.

    Learn about the other Teacher Professional Development opportunities at the Center for Global Environmental Education.