Fundraising Opportunities

We provide a number of Educational Programs that are available for support or corporate sponsorship.

Karston, Our Texas Blind Salamander [Pre-Kinder – 1st Grades]
Karston, named after our karst aquifer, is a loveable, larger-than-life-sized Texas Blind Salamander who promotes good will and raises awareness of the Edwards Aquifer and its endangered and threatened species. With your support, Karston can continue to enjoy visiting kindergarten and first grade classes and making guest appearances at community events throughout the region in support of aquifer conservation and preservation.

 



AquiFriends
[
2nd & 3rd Grades]

Our AquiFriends program teaches students about the three zones of the aquifer while AquiAgents, threatened/endangered species of the Edwards Aquifer, report on their environmental conditions and the importance of water conservation. A list of the specifics TEKS addressed is available upon request.

All About the Aquifer
[
4th – 8th Grades]

EAA staff members provide informative presentations regarding the Edwards Aquifer, including water conservation, geological facts, and an overview of the Edwards Aquifer. 

Career and Science Days
[
4th – 12th Grades]

Presenters discuss the importance of the Edwards Aquifer, the role of the EAA, and describe their jobs as they pertain to the management and protection of aquifer. They also discuss their own educational and professional backgrounds.

Learning Lab
[
Homeschool & GT Classes]

Students and educators may explore our realistic, in-door cave while discussing the aquifer’s geological make-up, size, and location. Other lessons include the manner of recharge and discharge to and from the aquifer and learning about the endangered species who live there.

Hydrogeology
[
High School & College]
Discover the unique geology of the Edwards Aquifer - sandwiched between the Glen Rose formation below and the Del Rio Clay formation above. Learn about groundwater movement and what makes the aquifer vulnerable to contamination.

Numerical Computer Modeling
[
High School & College]
Presenters explain how they develop mathematical, statistical, and computer models that can calculate the inflows, outflows, and storage capacity within the aquifer. Once the past is accurately simulated, the models can then predict how the aquifer might respond in the future when certain resource management actions are applied.

Endangered Species of the Edwards Aquifer
[
High School & College]
Students will learn what an endangered species is, basic principles of the Endangered Species Act, and how to identify the Endangered Species of the Edwards Aquifer. Specifically, staff will utilize pictures or specimens of the endangered Edwards species to highlight the importance of the Endangered Species Act, the Habitat Conservation Program and resource protection.

The EAA Act
[
High School & College]
Presenters will discuss the role of the EAA in regional water planning (both locally and statewide) as well as the permitting system on which all EAA policy decisions rely—including the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan.