2024 WaterWorks! A Drinking Water Institute

Free for Educators and Face-to-Face!

WaterWorks! | July 29-August 2, 2024 | Location TBD

A Drinking Water Institute for Educators

Do your students wonder how all that clean, safe, economical water gets to their faucets? Your students need to know that drinking water is a valuable, limited, engineered resource. Expand your water curriculum to include drinking water topics. Join us for our 23rd year of the award-winning WaterWorks Institute in Columbia Heights, Minnesota.

Program Overview

Investigate drinking water quality, chemistry, community resources, and practice-based activities for your classroom. This intensive, three-day, hands-on workshop allows upper elementary, middle, and high school science teachers to enrich their water-related benchmarks and come away with new teaching ideas and information from expert presenters on the engineering, chemistry, geology, people, and politics of how drinking water is delivered to your home and school. Meals and resource binder provided. Choose between two graduate credits or a stipend – both will require your attendance at a Saturday follow-up session in fall (date to be determined by the group). Housing is not provided.

Science teachers from anywhere in Minnesota may apply, but priority is given to science teachers from the Red Wing area.

Join the more than 420 science teachers who have participated in WaterWorks over the last 22 years, and make plans to integrate the topic of drinking water into your science curriculum.

Application Process

Applications will begin to be reviewed the second week of April. Applicants will be notified of admission within a week of that review.

The WaterWorks! Institute is co-sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health, the American Water Works Association, and Hamline University School of Education's Center for Global Environmental Education. For more information on WaterWorks! visit https://www.health.state.mn.us/communities/environment/water/institute.htm.

Learn about the other Teacher Professional Development opportunities at the Center for Global Environmental Education.


Sara Robertson
Program Administrator