How Does Your Water Shed?' Workshop in Grimes on June 2

May 29, 2015

Everyone lives in a watershed. Do you know your watershed? Do you understand the relationship between surface water and the health of our lakes, rivers and streams? Attend an upcoming workshop to learn more about Iowa water quality issues, how watersheds function, and the human relationship with them.
Water Rocks! and the Grimes Public Library are sponsoring a workshop “How Does Your Water Shed?” for those interested in learning about watersheds and water issues affecting us today. The workshop is free and open to the public. It will be held on Tuesday, June 2, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Grimes Public Library, 200 N. James Street.
This workshop will include a combination of discussion, videos, and interactive activities to generate dialog and create awareness of local and larger watersheds, as well as water quality issues. Ann Staudt will lead the workshop.
Staudt is the science director for Water Rocks! and the Iowa Learning Farms assistant director. She oversees and teaches the Water Rocks! summer interns, making sure they are prepared to deliver the conservation message. Staudt is also a talented musician and composer, who composed the music on the “Culture of Conservation” series and other Water Rocks! videos. Her work has earned several Iowa Motion Picture Association awards for original musical score. Staudt is a native of Marble Rock, Iowa, and holds an M.S. in environmental engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a B.S. in chemical engineering from Iowa State University.
Water Rocks! is a statewide water education campaign that uses a variety of resources to bring awareness and appreciation of water. Through classroom visits, an interactive website, an award-winning computer game, songs, music videos, dogs, enhanced learning activities, teacher/peer mentor workshops and geocaching, Water Rocks! offers an original, light-hearted approach to water issues.
For more information, visit Follow Water Rocks! on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Water Rocks! partners include: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Department of Natural Resources (United States Environmental Protection Agency), Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa Water Center, Iowa Learning Farms and personal gifts of support. This cooperative project has been funded in part through Section 319 of the Clean Water Act.