Water Works!
A Drinking Water Institute for Educators

Rochester, Minnesota

August 5-7, 2013


Monday, August 5 - Rochester Public Utilities Building
8:30 Welcome, Ice Breaker, Introductions, Institute Overview, Logistics, Course requirements, Action Plans—Lee Schmitt, Hamline University
9:00 Prior Knowledge: group work on pre-test, discussion
9:30 Drinking Water Is a Big Deal Opening speech—Stew Thornley, Minnesota Department of Health
10:00 Water Inquiry and Debrief
11:00 Overview of Rochester Water Utility, Rochester Aquifer and Well System, Water Conservation—Tony Benson, Cary Johnson, and Todd Osweiler, Rochester Public Utilities
Noon Lunch
12:30 Tour of Rochester Public Utilities Building, Operations, and Lab
1:30 Well and Tower Tour
3:30 Adjourn
Tuesday, August 6 - Cascade Meadow Wetlands & Environmental Science Center
8:30 Debrief of Previous Day, Sharing Concepts, and Curriculum/Standards Matches—Lee Schmitt
9:00 Cascade Meadow Mission and Services—Stephan Theimer, Education Program Coordinator
9:30 Cascade Meadow Exhibits, Building, and Grounds Tour—Stephan Theimer
10:30 Water Education—Megan Duffey Moeller, Stormwater Educator, Rochester Public Works
11:15 Minnesota Groundwater Geology—Jeff Broberg
Noon Lunch
12:30 Water Activity Rotations—John Olson and Doug Paulson, Minnesota Department of Education
3:15 Final Q & A and Closure
3:30 Adjourn
Wednesday, August 7 - Cascade Meadow Wetlands & Environmental Science Center
8:30 Debrief of Previous Day, Sharing Concepts, and Working with Questions—Lee Schmitt
9:00 Perfluorochemicals and Minnesota Water—Tannie Eshenaur, Minnesota Department of Health
9:30 A History of Drinking Water Regulation—Lih-in Rezania, Minnesota Department of Health
10:00 Well Water Protection—Minnesota Department of Health
10:45 Clean Drinking Water for Schools—Patty Hall, H2O for Life
11:30 Community Connections and Resources—Area Water Superintendents
Noon Lunch with Community Guests
1:00 Groundwater Curriculum Topic Study and Learning Goals—Larry Thomas, School Outreach Director, Science Museum of Minnesota
2:00 The Urban Water Cycle CD—Lee Schmitt
2:30 Group Work on Action Plans
3:00 Set Date for Follow-up Session, Evaluation, Closure
3:30 Adjourn

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