Teacher Information

This program is a privilege and should be treated as such.

Wonders on the Wabash (Wonders) is a FREE program designed by the Tippecanoe County Partnership for Water Quality (TCPWQ) for 6th grade classes in Tippecanoe County. 

The Wonders program focuses on the importance of our ecosystem and instills a sense of stewardship for protecting one of our most valuable natural resources: water.

Wonders on the Wabash 

2024 Dates

September TBD

Please remind your students they will be around water - it is very likely they could get wet.

  • Students should be prepared to have wet feet and possibly wet clothing.
  • Everyone MUST wear CLOSED-TOE shoes. We suggest old tennis shoes, or water shoes. 
  • DO NOT wear Crocs, water socks, or your good shoes.
  • We suggest bringing a towel, a dry set of clothing, and dry shoes. 

Photo Release and Liability Waiver

All students MUST have a completed liability and photo waiver to participate in the Wonders on the Wabash program. If your student does not have access to a computer at home you can  Click here to download and print the form.

Students with Disabilities and Special Requests

The Tippecanoe County Partnership for Water Quality is committed to the full inclusion of all student participants. As part of this commitment, TCPWQ will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate to the fullest extent possible. If your student participant requires reasonable accommodations to participate in the WOW program (i.e., medication, allergies, Para, etc.), please contact us using the information at the bottom of this page.

If you have a student(s) under the care of a physician for an illness or injury that may be adversely affected by participating in the Wonders program (e.g., cast, bandages, or stitches that should be kept dry), please submit a signed medical clearance from their preferred medical provider. In addition, if the student(s) has a condition that might require additional safety-related care or precautions, please let us know so we can be adequately prepared.

School Visit

All schools participating in Wonders on the Wabash are required to schedule a visit from the Water Quality Educator. The Educators from the Wonders team will visit your classroom before your day on the water. This 30-minute visit will address to students what they can expect and what is expected of them on their day on their rafting day. It will also address any questions and/or concerns they may have about their day on the water. To schedule your classroom visit, please use the contact information at the bottom of this page.

Pre and Post-Testing

The TCPWQ asks that all teachers administer a pre-test  a week before your scheduled raft day. Post-test should be administered as soon as possible after your day of rafting. This helps us evaluate the change in knowledge among students. Both tests can be found on the student information page.

Wonders and STEM 

September is a great month for Wonders on the Wabash. It’s early enough in the year you can use what the children have learned and expand upon, or, in some cases, the program is an expansion of what they are currently studying.


The TCPWQ along with generous sponsors are the businesses who make the Wonders program available to you and your student for FREE. Sponsors are extremely important and need to know they are appreciated! 

For this to happen, you are STRONGLY ENCOURAGE to have your students write and send thank you letters/cards to the sponsors. Maybe make it a creative writing assignment letting the sponsors know how much they enjoyed the experience, maybe what they took away from the experience or just let them know how much they appreciated the opportunity to be on the Wabash River. 

You can find the names & addresses on the sidebar under our sponsors. 

Thank you for your help!


Any items left by your school will be available for pick-up at the Surveyor’s Office, located in the Tippecanoe County Office Building at 20 N Third Street, Lafayette, IN 47901.