Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Launching Water1der

After months of preparation and hard work, the Water1der App is ready for launch! Read all about it in our release to the media and download it today!

The Groundwater Foundation Launches Groundwater Awareness Trivia App

LINCOLN, NEBRASKA – The Groundwater Foundation is launching “Water1der”, a mobile groundwater awareness trivia game app, developed by SectorNow’s CleanEarthApps division, which is available free of charge from the Apple app store. The game is designed to educate everyone about our most precious resource – water.

Through a fun, educational format, the game challenges players in their knowledge of groundwater basics, pollution prevention, conservation, irrigation, the water cycle, aquifers, recycling, watersheds, water use and wells. Players “spin” a wheel to choose a category and play their way through a variety of questions and activities and then see their final score.  

To learn even more about the app, visit www.water1der.com. An official launch party will take place starting at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 1 at the Michael Forsberg Gallery, located at 100 North 8th Street, Suite 150 in Lincoln, Nebraska. 

“With our society turning so mobile, we thought this was a great opportunity to get groundwater awareness into the hands of everyone,” said Groundwater Foundation President Jane Griffin. “Even though it is in a game format, it’s a great educational tool for everyone and fits with the Foundation’s mission to educate and inspire to ensure clean, sustainable groundwater for future generations.”

“A core component of our strategic plan is to partner with organizations who lead the movement to improve environmental quality,” said SectorNow CEO Evelyn Bartlett. “The Groundwater Foundation’s passion, knowledge and legacy in protecting water made them an attractive partner. Water1der will be an important tool teachers and advocates can use to teach the importance of water stewardship.”

Every segment of the community can benefit by downloading and playing Water1der:

·         Teachers can use it as a learning tool in their classroom by having their students choose a category and compete against other students

·         Community and business leaders can learn some facts and figures to help them in educating their communities

·         Parents can use it as part of a family night to help everyone learn about this precious resource

·         Kids will find it fun, interactive and easy to use and they will gain a knowledge of water

The Water1der app is part of the Growing Groundwater Awareness in Nebraska program, funded through a grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust. The Trust is funded by proceeds from the Nebraska Lottery and has awarded more than $178 million to more than 1,300 conservation projects across the state of Nebraska since 1994.

SectorNow is a Nebraska-based company specializing in developing data-driven app systems. The company’s CleanEarthApps division specializes in building smart phone and tablet apps that reduce waste, promote conservation, and encourage responsible stewardship of Earth’s resources.

Rain Bird, the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality and the Water Research Foundation also provided support for the app. For more information about The Groundwater Foundation, call 1-800-858-4844 or email info@groundwater.org or visit them on the web at www.groundwater.org.


The Groundwater Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Lincoln, Nebraska with a mission to educate people and inspire action to ensure sustainable, clean groundwater for future generations. Since its inception in 1985, the Foundation has offered various educational programming for youth and adults. To learn more, visit www.groundwater.org. 



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