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 Free, Public Event November 1

The Water on Wheels (WOW) mobile will be free and open to the public on Saturday, November 1, on the University of Memphis campus near Johnson Hall, located near Mynders and Alumni streets.  Campus map here.

The WOW is participating in DES Day, or Department of Earth Sciences Day. Ground Water Institute staff and students will be on hand to answer questions about our amazing aquifer system.

Stop by the WOW to view interactive exhibits that tell the story of water locally and globally.

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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