water cycle exhibit inside the water on wheels mobile
memphis aquifer exhibit in the wow
water on wheels interior with campus school
water on wheels exterior

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.

The WOW mobile is a part of the Center for Applied Earth Science and Engineering Research (CAESER) at the University of Memphis and housed under the Herff College of Engineering. For more information about CAESER, go to strengthencommunities.com. CAESER houses the former Ground Water Institute, which was created in 1992 at the University of Memphis.

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 Commercial Appeal news story HERE.  Thank you to Resurrection Catholic School for allowing photographs to be taken as part of this story.