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Groundwater Awareness Week
March 10 - March 16
Life as we know it would be impossible without groundwater. It is the world’s most extracted natural resource, and it supports our ecosystems. Don’t take groundwater for granted. Pay it forward during National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 10-16, 2019, by letting others know the importance of groundwater and asking them to pass it along.
This year’s theme, Think, was designed to urge each of us to consider various ways we can protect our most valuable natural resource. So Think about not running the water while you brush your teeth. Or Think about getting that leaking faucet fixed. Think about the farmers that rely on groundwater to grow the food we eat. And Think about having your well inspected to protect your drinking water system.
In short, during #GWAW, Think about our future.
Here are a few resources to help you educate your class on groundwater:
Use a Groundwater Flow Model – if you area DuPage County teacher, you can contact SCARCE to get trained and borrow or build your own interactive Groundwater flow model to demonstrate how a pollutant might travel through the ground to contaminate other sources of water.
Check out this video that covers the basics of groundwater.
The Groundwater Foundation has the basics of groundwater as well as threats it faces. Check out their groundwater blog with Frannie the Fish and their Students and Educators page which has a plethora of activities and more.