Earth Science concepts come alive at Earth Camp as students investigate flow paths across the watershed into creeks and rivers or into the Edwards Aquifer. Earth Camp is an award-winning water quality field science program for fifth-grade students attending Title I schools in the Austin Independent School District. Students spend four school days at outdoor sites participating in hands-on science with City educators, hydrogeologists and biologists. Students are encouraged to make informed decisions and take actions which promote stewardship of Austin’s beautiful water resources.
Teachers registered to attend Earth Camp for the first time participate in a full day of training that includes classroom instruction and outdoor field experiences. After attending Earth Camp led by City of Austin educators and scientists, teachers can continue bringing future classes to Camp by leading Teacher-Led Earth Camp. Transportation, materials and an Earth Camp assistant are provided for Teacher-Led Earth Camp.