Major Rivers

A Texas water education program for elementary students


The Major Rivers curriculum is designed to help fourth- and fifth-grade students learn about Texas' major water resources. They learn how water is treated and delivered to their homes and schools, and how to care for water resources and use them wisely.

"Major Rivers," named for the major rivers of Texas, is the program's host. He and his horse "Aquifer" cover water resource topics in eight lessons. The lessons include a variety of activities in science, math, language arts, social studies and other subjects.

LCRA created and launched the Major Rivers curriculum statewide in 1989. Officials have revised the program several times through the years to keep Major Rivers current with the latest Texas learning standards and the State Water Plan.

Today, the program is administered by the Texas Water Development Board. Visit the Major Rivers website to learn more about the curriculum and order materials.