Model My Watershed: Developing a Pipeline from Secondary School to College That Engenders Interest in Hydrologic Sciences

Thursday, 18 December 2014: 4:45 PM
Susan E Gill and Anthony Keith Aufdenkampe, Stroud Water Research Center, Avondale, PA, United States
Hydrology and related geosciences are seldom taught in U.S. secondary schools. However, the recently released Next Generation Science Standards place a strong emphasis on Earth sciences, and suggests that a full-year, high school course is necessary if we, as a nation, are to address our long-term environmental issues. One obstacle to such an effort is that there are a limited number of curricula that address hydrologic concepts for secondary-school students. This talk will discuss one such curriculum and how it can contribute to the professional pipeline of future hydrologists.