June 25-29, 2012
614 Social Sciences
University of MN
Water quality plays an integral role in our lives. Water can reflect global history, and current land and water use practices influence water quality and aquatic ecology in lakes, rivers, and groundwater. This institute was designed for K-14 educators interested in water quality to assist them in incorporating the topic into their curriculum. Current global water quality issues were explored, including how water quality is changing Minnesota's lakes and streams as well as other parts of the world.
Through interactive discussions, hands-on activities, field trips, and guest lectures, the following learning objectives were met: (1) Develop knowledge and awareness of water quality concepts, (2) Increase awareness of resources and curriculum related to water quality, (3) Identify and examine water quality issues in local and international contexts, (4) Be equipped to apply knowledge, resources, and case studies to their current curriculum. Guest lecturers included experts on both water issues and pedagogy from Minnesota, the US, and around the world.
Cosponsored by The Center for Austrain Studies, U of MN Title VI National Resource Centers, U of MN; Institute for Global Studies, U of MN Horst Rechelbacher Foundation and Advantage Austria