The Water Authority’s award winning education program reaches nearly 20,000 students each year. All of our curriculum correlates with NextGen Science standards. Our program consists of these four components:

RIO (River is Ours) Field trip for all APS fourth Graders

This free field trip brings all APS fourth grade students to the Bosque so that they can learn to become good stewards of our limited water resources. They learn firsthand about the ecology of this cottonwood forest and how people have impacted the Bosque. LEARN MORE

Hands-On Classroom Presentations for Grades 1-12

Students in grades 1-12 have an opportunity to participate in hands-on, brains-on water related Science activities connecting classroom objectives with relevant local conservation issues. All activities are correlated with Next Gen Science standards. LEARN MORE>

Puppet Shows for Grades K-2

Students will sing, dance, laugh, and learn about water during our puppet show.  Teachers love the shows because they cover grade level objectives.

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Free Tours of Wastewater Treatment Plant

Students in grades five and up can visit the Southwest Reclamation Plant for a free tour.  You provide the transportation to the plant, where we will look under a microscope at the microorganisms cleaning the water, tour the facilities, and trace the path of the water all the way to the river.  LEARN MORE>

For more information about in-class presentations or tours of the Wastewater Treatment Plant, Questions? Call Jeff Tuttle at (505) 804-6705 or email