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Groundwater to the Gulf (G2G)

Registration for the 2023 institute is now full.

Groundwater to the Gulf (G2G) is a field-trip based, summer institute for Central Texas educators that emphasizes classroom techniques and resources on water science and rivers. Participants follow the path of water in Central Texas from its origins to its destination in the Gulf of Mexico. Topics include hydrology, groundwater, urban watersheds, water quality, river stewardship, water protection, and water conservation.

Participants experience hands-on field trips with local water experts; receive FREE curricula, TEKS-aligned activities, and resources; learn about field-trip opportunities for the school year; and receive continuing education credits.

Past G2G activities have included a karst tour and mini-caving trip at the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center, a behind-the-scenes tour of the Splash! Exhibit at Barton Springs, boat tours and various water activities, and a tour of the Wilkerson Center for Colorado River Education.

Please email for help or more information on this workshop.

Scenes from the past

Thank you to all of our partners!

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Texas Parks and Wildlife

Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District

Guadalupe- Blanco River Authority

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Wimberly Valley Watershed Association

Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center

City of Austin Watershed Protection

City of Austin Parks and Recreation

Lower Colorado River Authority

Austin Water Wildland Conservation Division

UT Bureau of Economic Geology

Texas Master Naturalists