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Education and Outreach materials and resources for various audiences are available through CUAHSI programs, partners, and other organizations. Browse through our categories below to learn more about what’s available.

Resources for Graduate Students

CUAHSI Programs and Materials for Use in Education

Partner Organization Projects

Other Resources

CUAHSI is dedicated to supporting our members in efforts across the E/O landscape, from directly serving and supporting graduate students through CUAHSI programs, providing support and materials for our members directly involved in graduate and undergraduate education, and enabling the water science community to contribute to K-12 and informal education efforts.

CUAHSI is always looking for input! If you are interested to contributing to the direction of CUAHSI’s growing E/O portfolio, consider joining our Standing Committee on Education and Outreach. If you have an idea for a new program or service you would like to see CUAHSI offer, we encourage you to share your ideas and contact us.


Resources for Graduate Students

Catalogue of Water Science Graduate Programs

Pathfinder Fellowships to support graduate research travel

Cyberseminars - archived library and on-going series of research talks by top water scientists

Training Opportunities, Conference and Workshops - many CUAHSI conference and workshops have reduced student rates and/or student travel grants available


"For Students" - learn more about CUAHSI, getting involved, and other programs

CUAHSI Programs and Materials for Use in Education

Let's Talk About Water - a film and panel discussion program designed for undergraduate audiences

Three Short Films about Water - produced by CUAHSI originally during planning for hydrologic observatories. These films can be downloaded for use in the classroom to explain hydrologic concepts

Educational Resources provided by the CUAHSI Water Data Center - example classroom exercises and concepts using real data from CUAHSI WDC data services and HydroDesktop software

Other Partners in Water Science Education Projects

A number of our members and the university water science community are active in water science education. CUAHSI has formal partnerships with some projects to encourage our community’s use and participation, but we also broadly catalogue and disseminate community members’ and other organizations’ educational resource that may be of interest to water science educators. If you are interested in having your program or project listed, please contact Jennifer Arrigo.

MOdular Curriculum for Hydrologic Advancement (MOCHA) - an online faculty learning community for hydrology education and a modular hydrology curriculum based on modern pedagogical standards.

  • CUAHSI is a supporter of MOCHA

Teen Science Café Network –  A community of teens and adults creating a space where teens can learn from leading experts about science and technology changing their world. Teen Cafés are informal, interactive programs that promote exploration, creativity, and life long learning. We support and freely share our expertise with others who would like to start a Teen Café.

  • CUAHSI is an affiliate organization of the Teen Science Café Network

WaterHUB -  is a global communication and research platform for research, education, knowledge sharing and global outreach. WaterHUB will provide a multi-scale modeling environment to address the global water challenge using multiple, heterogeneous geospatial and temporal datasets. In addition to addressing technical and research issues, WaterHUB will serve as a global portal that will connect researchers, educators, students, policy makers and the general public including media to create a holistic framework for addressing the global water challenge.

  • WaterHUB will use CUAHSI -HIS web services for accessing public domain and research level point observations for streamflow, precipitation and water quality.

 Other Resources

There are many online resources and projects that provide materials and information about effectively teaching water and earth science. The list below is compiled as examples of some of the major NSF Geoscience Education initiatives, our community members’ programs, and other organizations with similar missions to CUAHSI. If you have a program you believe would be relevant to our core audience of water scientists and educators, please contact us to add the program to this list.

The Earth Science Literacy Initiative (ESLI), funded by the National Science Foundation, has gathered and codified the underlying understandings of Earth sciences into a succinct document that will have broad-reaching applications in both public and private arenas. It establishes the "Big Ideas" and supporting concepts that all Americans should know about Earth sciences.

 InTeGrate - Interdisciplinary Teaching about Earth for a Sustainable Future- is a community program, a collaboration between faculty in the sciences and other disciplines, educational specialists, and evaluation experts at a diverse group of institutions. There are a number of avenues to contribute your expertise and energy to this important work. A centerpiece of our engagement of the community is a series of workshops.

The Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) is a distributed community effort involving educators, students, and scientists working together to improve the quality, quantity, and efficiency of teaching and learning about the Earth system at all levels. DLESE supports Earth system science education by providing access to high-quality collections of educational resources,  Earth data sets and imagery, including the tools and interfaces that enable their effective use in educational settings, Support services to help educators and learners effectively create, use, and share educational resources, and Communication networks to facilitate interactions and collaborations across all dimensions of Earth system education.

The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education program.