Aquifer Academy

Learn about the Floridan aquifer and water resources! Downloadable documents, apps, tools and activities for parents and teachers to use to educate their children and students about the importance of protecting Florida’s rivers and springs. The material below can be used for all ages.

Cover of a coloring book with a beaver, water and farm land

Activity Book

Join Bellamy Beaver on his journey of learning about springs and farms! This 16-page coloring book has scavenger hunts, matching items, tracing words and so much more. Topics of this activity book include the Floridan aquifer, wildlife, groundwater, water conservation and farming. 

Download the Bellamy Beaver Springs and Farms Activity Book

Edible Aquifer

Get your bellies ready for a sweet treat! Learn about the Floridan Aquifer by creating an edible aquifer made of ice cream, soda, sprinkles and other sweet treats. Teach your children or students about the water we drink and where it comes from out of the ground. 

Link to the Edible Aquifer instructions.

Clear cup filled with ice cream, sprinklers and soda
Screenshot of iNaturalist app


Are you curious about the trees, flowers and bushes growing around your home? Download the iNaturalist app to find the name of each plant outside your back door - all you have to do is take a photo of the plant!

Download iNaturalist with iPhone, iPad or iPod.

Additional Resources

Do you want more water resource activities for your children or students? Our partnering water management districts also have great educationals materials for your little ones. Check out the districts below.  

St. Johns Water Management District

Southwest Florida Water Management District

South Florida Water Management District

Northwest Florida Water Management District