In conjunction with the Missoula Water Quality District, WEN helps students explore the connection between groundwater, surface water, drinking water and our local creeks, streams and rivers.
Students gain an appreciation for where their drinking water comes from. In this lesson, students explore where groundwater comes from and its relationship to Missoula’s aquifer.
Students also learn how contaminants travel through an aquifer, what different checks are put into place to monitor groundwater quality, and why it is important to monitor streams and rivers in the Missoula area.
WEN can join your class for 1-3 interactive classroom presentations. Our class presentations include hands-on activities helping students explore the difference between surface and groundwater. Activities are adapted to serve K-12 classrooms and may include: