What is Water on Wheels?
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.
what is inside the wow?
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 Center for Applied Earth Science and Engineering Research (CAESER), formerly known as the Ground Water Institute. CAESER is committed to applied research excellence, education, and leadership toward building stronger, smarter communities.
WOW in the News
The WOW mobile was featured as part of a recent Commercial Appeal news story HERE. Thank you to Resurrection Catholic School for allowing photographs to be taken as part of this story.
The WOW mobile participated in the June 2015 DeSoto County Conservation Kids Camp. Read about it HERE, in an article from The Commercial Appeal.