Hands on Tools & Resources – Edwards Aquifer Authority

Hands on Tools & Resources

LED Aquifer Model

This generalized model, representing a segment of the Edwards Aquifer System, demonstrates how the three zones (drainage area, recharge zone, and artesian zone) function to store and provide water for approximately 2 million people.

AquiLit Reading List

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DLB Books and Edwards Aquifer Authority proudly presents…


“The EAA and DLB Books, Inc. have partnered to create a recommended reading list just for you! The list features titles for every age group from Pre-K to 12th grade and beyond. Get your students reading with interesting books about water, the aquifer and conservation. With AquiLit, the learning has just begun!”

— The Edwards Aquifer Authority

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  • Free Processing
  • Free MARC Records
  • Free Shipping
  • Free Mylar Covers

The list includes 25 books about:

  • Water Conservation
  • Caves, Sedimentary Rocks, Fossils
  • The Water Cycle
  • Droughts
  • Water Projects, Experiments, and Activities
  • Invasive Water Species
  • Environmental and Green Engineering
  • Water Infographics
  • And more!

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Mobile Water Lab

Through simple hands-on activities students in grades K-12 can get a basic understanding of water quality parameters. Whether it’s taking the temperature of water using simple thermometers or reading PH using electronic probes students use scientific instruments to determine if a sample comes from the Edwards Aquifer! Also included are microscope observations, testing for limestone rock and getting up close to the endangered species of the Edwards Aquifer.

WaterSense for Kids

Short and sweet. This webpage from the Environmental protection Agency has conservation tips, a water quiz and a collection of lesson plans for teachers.


The Texas Water Development Board has a page just for kids! On this page you will find games, quizzes, coloring books and more.

SAWS Education

See what the San Antonio Water System can do for you and your classroom. SAWS offers education programs for students of all ages.

SARA Education

The San Antonio River Authority has curricula and materials for teachers wanting to learn more about rivers and watersheds.

USGS Water Science School

The USGS Water Science School has resources in English, Spanish and Chinese! This webpage covers everything from water basics to groundwater and surface water.

Texas State Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Did someone say “field trip”? The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment sits right outside of the second largest springs in Texas.

Texas American Water Works Association

Do you know the story of drinking water? This page will take you through a history of all things water.

The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy has an interactive maps tool that will help you zero in on your area of interest. Check out the water quality, quantity, productivity and more where you live.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is full of information on water quality. Whether you are looking for educational materials on quality testing of your drinking water or of the streams running through your backyard the TCEQ is a one-stop source of scientific information.

The Project Underground Education Program

The National Education Program on Cave and Karst Education is the home to Project Underground. The project offers a full curriculum on karst both here in Texas and in other parts of the world.

YOU Cave

If you have ever been interested in going caving the YOU Cave blog is perfect for you. Here you will find blog posts, videos and links all about caving especially regarding Dragon Breathe Grotto.

100+ Ways to Conserve Water

100+ Ways to Conserve Water! Sort through outdoor tips, indoor tips, ways to save water in the office or ways that kids can save water.

How to Save Water in an RV

Your RV Lifestyle provides practical tips and advice on how to save water in an RV. These water saving tips will allow for your freedom to roam, add savings to your wallet, and preserve the planet.

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