Watershed Education

The International Water Institute utilizes a cross-curricular
approach to watershed science utilizing the “4 C’s”:
– CHALLENGING participants to collect and think critically about scientific data
– CREATING a sense of responsibility and stewardship for local waterways
– CONNECTING students to their local rivers through experiential learning opportunities
– CULTIVATING interest and appreciation for watershed science careers and opportunities

Education in the Basin

The International Water Institute takes a watershed-based, cross-curricular approach to learning. We strive to introduce students to their local watershed, allowing them to connect to the world around them both upstream and downstream. We do this by educating students in their home watershed as well as connecting them with schools throughout the basin. Explore the map of the Red River Basin to the right to see where our schools are located in the basin!

Explore the map!

River Watch

Water quality monitoring since 1995 in the Red River Basin. Now including River Explorers kayak trips, macroinvertebrate sampling, and the annual River Watch Forum.

Explore River Watch

River of Dreams

An intro to the connectivity of our planet’s water supply, emphasizing different scales and how our subwatersheds fit into the bigger picture.

Explore River of Dreams

Adult Education

A series of watershed topics to inform and educate adults.