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Ground water, fun? That’s the goal of the National Ground Water Association’s (NGWA) new program for children, Ground Water Adventurers, which can be found at www.groundwateradventurers.org.
The program for children K-12th grade makes an adventure out of exploring the world of ground water with brain ticklers, puzzles, fun experiments and more. The purpose of Ground Water Adventurers is to raise children’s awareness of ground water as the consumers and ground water professionals of the future.
"Ground water is an incredibly important resource upon which billions of people around the world depend. Yet it is a resource that is out of sight, out of mind for most," said NGWA Executive Director Kevin McCray. "We hope Ground Water Adventurers will help children learn about the vital role ground water plays in the world."
To whet the appetites of Ground Water Adventurers, the program will serve up Ground Water Gorp (gorp = slang for trail mix) – a newsletter that contains a tasty mix of kid-friendly fun, facts and more. Ground Water Gorp will be accessible at www.groundwateradventurers.org.
The website also includes Hydroblog- – a "web log" where children can post messages about ground water topics and questions.
Children of NGWA members can join for free and receive a Ground Water Adventurers T-shirt. Those who are not children of NGWA members can pay $10 to join and receive a t-shirt. All other features of Ground Water Adventurers are accessible for free on the website.