Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Major Rivers Workshop

On Monday, September 14th, a Major Rivers workshop was hosted by the Education Cooperative. The event was held at the ESC Service Center in Lubbock, Texas. Teahers from different school districts within Region 17,came together to learn about the Major Rivers curriculum and how they could implement the program in their classrooms.

Facilitating the day’s events, from the Texas Water Development Board, was Linda Ruiz McCall and her assistant, Whitney Milberger-Laird. McCall & Laird walked the teachers through the Major Rivers curriculum and showed them how to engage their students in the programs activities.

Whitney Laird teaching a Major Rivers activity

Teachers participating in Major Rivers Lesson: Water Coursing Through History

Linda McCall showing teacher how to use Groundwater/Surface Model

Two guest speakers were also present to give the educators a presentation on groundwater districts & irrigation practices in West Texas. Speakers included, Jason Coleman, Manager of the South Plains UWCD & Dr. Dana Porter of Texas AgrilLife Extension. I also gave a brief presentation on the Education Cooperative.
Jason Coleman speaking to teachers

The day’s events concluded with each teacher receiving a Major Rivers kit, donated by the Brazos River Authority, and a small token of appreciation from the Education Cooperative.

For more information on the Major Rivers Program you can visit the TWDB website at
or contact myself for information on how to receive a Major Rivers packet.

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