Place-based environmental issues are inherently complex. To understand them fully, teachers and students must explore historic, cultural, ethical, scientific and professional-practice aspects of any given issue. Water literacy curriculum and programs integrate the scientific and social systems of water in a particular region and investigate those systems through a multitude of professional and personal perspectives.
For all their hydrological and social challenges, dense coastal communities are also home to a concentration of experts—ecological specialists, urban designers, engineers, university academicians, and career educators—who have experience and knowledge our teachers and students need. Water literacy education requires coordination between these actors to ensure that the concepts behind current water issues are properly […]
The ultimate aim of water literacy is to bring about a paradigm shift in the way that people relate to hydrological systems. To achieve this vision, we must work within existing systems to build systematic change. We believe that K-12 education has the potential to reach further and more deeply than any other system. But […]
Co-develop and field-test new curricular units with Ripple Effect and provide in-classroom models for inquiry-based pedagogy, to help new teachers visualize the curriculum in-action.
Ensure that the science and engineering concepts behind current water issues are properly framed and grounded in the most current research and practice.
Designers, filmmakers, journalists, and community members help produce story-driven anchoring phenomena that reflect the lived experiences of real communities in coastal environments.