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See the WOW in action with students in a two-minute video!  Click here.


Teacher Recommended!

"If I were to recommend the WOW mobile to another teacher, which I definitely would, I would first say that it is a great example of experiential learning.

Most kids, I think, love for things to come alive for them and for them to be able to see what it is the teacher is talking about in a very real sense, and I think the WOW mobile does that.

Sometimes it's hard to come up with a lesson plan that brings the lesson to life but the WOW mobile does it for you. It covers so many different areas with water that I think that it is beneficial to a multitude of grade levels."

Briana Woods, St. George's Independent School, Memphis, Tennessee

 


Extend the Learning

Teachers, extend what your students learned from the WOW visit to your school with this free, online tool that helps them to understand groundwater modeling concepts.  Click here.

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About the WOW

 What is the WOW?

The Water on Wheels (WOW) is a mobile learning experience focused on the science of water.  Why water?  Because water is essential for life.

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The WOW is a teaching tool that allows schools to increase student knowledge about the water cycle and its impact on daily life.  Instead of taking an off-site field trip, the WOW mobile is a field trip that comes to your school at a fraction of the cost and time, in the form of a 24’ trailer.

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Inside the WOW, educational displays are colorful, interactive and designed to appeal to students in grades 4 and higher.  Because the source of drinking water for the Mid South is groundwater, one important display in the WOW spotlights the Memphis aquifer system, a vast underground reservoir with some of the cleanest water on Earth.  

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The WOW is available for viewing at schools and public events around Memphis, Shelby County and the Mid South.  Its goal is to educate our community about the source of our drinking water, and the importance of preserving and protecting it.  

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The WOW is an education and outreach program from the Ground Water Institute.   The Ground Water Institute engages in applied research excellence, education, and leadership toward sustaining community ground water resources.

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