Engagement

The Urban Water Institute works with university researchers and industry and government partners to connect the public to subject matter experts and current resources, public policy and best management practices.

Water Investigation Lab Day at K-State Olathe's Pond and Labs is Urban Water Institute's First Outreach Program

More than 100 fourth- through sixth-grade students from the Shawnee Mission School District participated in a lab/field experience to learn more about the quality of water on the Kansas State University Olathe campus, April 23 and 24. 

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Twenty Kansas teachers are immersed in One Health at K-State Olathe

Kansas State University Olathe, in partnership with One Health Kansas, offered a hands-on professional development in-service program on the awareness and understanding of the interconnections among human, animal and environmental health, June 11-14, at the Olathe campus.

The in-service program included a day all about water, which included an on-site visit to the Johnson County Blue River Wastewater Plant, the Blue 
Valley Wilderness Science Center and rain garden, as well as stream monitoring with the US Geological Survey, and a coagulation experiment in the lab.

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