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.