Have you heard about the Awesome Aquifer Kit?
What is the Awesome Aquifer?
The Awesome Aquifer Kit is an educational tool that creates a fun and entertaining way to learn about groundwater.
It has everything you need to walk you through a hands on way to see what happens to our groundwater. This allows you to make the importance of keeping groundwater safe easier to understand because it is something you can see with your own eyes rather than just hear about.
Who can use the Awesome Aquifer?
Anyone! The kit is great for classrooms and educational settings. Check out how the American Geosciences Institute is helping bring groundwater education to students in Maryland and Virginia, here.
It is also easy to set up at community events, fairs, and festivals.
It will get the attention of both children and adults! Who doesn’t love a good hands on activity?
What lessons are included?
- Groundwater and Surface Water
- Pumping the Supply
- Discover Porosity
- Explore Permeability
- Contamination Clues
- Clean It Up
- Other Things to Try
What does the Kit include?
- Durable, clear plastic activity and storage box with lid
- Illustrated activity book
- Well simulators
- Contamination and remediation supplies
- Aquifer construction materials
What else will I find?
- Background information
- Extension activities
- Clean up tips
- Groundwater Glossary
Who created the Awesome Aquifer?
The Groundwater Foundation. The Groundwater Foundation connects people, businesses, and communities through local groundwater education and action. It creates a way of making us all part of the solution for clean and sustainable groundwater. Learn more about their mission here.
Make sure you get your own Awesome Aquifer Kit or share this article with someone you know would love the hands on experience of learning about our groundwater.