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Outreach and Education Roundtable: Jillian McDonald, Upper Trinity GCD
 

Outreach and Education Roundtable: Jillian McDonald, Upper Trinity GCD

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October 2013 TAGD Quarterly Meeting

October 2013 TAGD Quarterly Meeting

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    Outreach and Education Roundtable: Jillian McDonald, Upper Trinity GCD Outreach and Education Roundtable: Jillian McDonald, Upper Trinity GCD Presentation Transcript

    • Upper Trinity GCD Mobile Education Exhibit Jillian McDonald TAGD meeting October 30, 2013 1
    • Exhibit Details • Budget- District approved $55,000 in 2011 • Trai ler 30 % Timeline- 8 month process from purchase of trailer to first visit • • Grap hics 15% Staff- 1-2 person staff for events Trailer Use- about 60-80 days out of the year Trailer Convers ion 22% Aqu ifer Mo del 33%
    • Aquifer Model 3
    • STAAR Test Curriculum 4
    • Public Education Exhibit • Who is our target audience? • - 6-8th grades (10 months out of the year) • • - Community events and other county programs (on • demand) What do we teach? Watersheds O&G Aquifers Permeability Groundwater Porosity Non-point and point source pollution
    • According to the 2011 STAAR test, the most missed question of any science related section was…. „aquifer.‟ 6
    • District Demographics- Under 18 • • • • Montague- 28.9% Wise- 32.2% Parker- 30.2% Hood- 25.8%
    • Resources
    • Aquifer Exhibit in the News Publication in Nocona News Published in Bowie News
    • Student Responses •866 students surveyed •76% responded with active responses toward future conservation efforts •100% of schools requested to schedule visits next year Students were asked: “How will you implement water conservation in your home?”