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Upcoming WOW Public Events



 October 17 and 18

The WOW mobile will be at Lichterman Nature Center for its Wonders of Water Discovery Days on Friday, October 17 from 10 a.m. to noon and Saturday, October 18 from 9 a.m. to noon.  For more information, contact the Lichterman Nature Center.


 October 24

The WOW mobile will be at the Herff College of Engineering Open House, E-Day, on Friday, October 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  This event is on the University of Memphis campus. Registration for this event is required in order to attend.  


October 25

The WOW mobile will be at the Memphis Zoo in parking lot "A" on Saturday, October 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The WOW will be a part of the Ready Shelby Day event.

Welcome

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.

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.

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.  

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.  

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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