Central Texas teachers, along with Baylor University scientists, are studying water at the Lake Waco Wetlands. 

The Environmental Protection Agency is funding this workshop with a $91,000 grant.

The goal is to get teachers out of classrooms and into a field. 

Professor Suzanne Nesmith, Ph.D says area teachers can now apply for sub-grants to help fund science projects thanks to this grant.

“If we are not able to have teachers understanding this, then we’re not going to have our children [understanding] this. And they are the future,” Nesmith says.

The university is also contributing with $30,000.

Twenty teachers teaching grades 4 till 12 are part of this.

They come from 14 area schools and one private school.