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Texas Aquatic Science


Texas Aquatic Science originated from a project seeking better ways to educate students about water because of concern that current education was failing to promote good decisions about water by adult citizens and political leaders.A comprehensive water education curriculum was developed to engage learners from middle school through universityusing an education pathway to create water-savvy citizens of tomorrow who will take personal action to ensure effective stewardship of water and support evidence-based waterpolicies. This paper will describe the pathway and present results of research on the pathway’s effectiveness withmiddle and high school students and teachers.


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Rosen, R.A., E. Scanlon, and J. Smith. 2017. Future water stewardship and fact-based water policy: an aquatic science education pathway model. XVIth International Water Resources Association World Water Congress. May 30, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico.