Thursday, May 12, 2016

Groundwater Education -- Direct or Indirect?

By Lori Davison, The Groundwater Foundation
Groundwater education is a major part of the mission of The Groundwater Foundation—We educate people and inspire action to ensure sustainable, clean groundwater for future generations.  This is accomplished through various Groundwater Foundation programs such as: Groundwater Guardian Green Sites, Girl Scouts:  Let's Keep it Clean, Growing Groundwater Awareness, and the Water1derApp.  These programs can impact people’s lives directly and also indirectly.  For example, presenting at a youth event not only directly impacts the youth at the event, but also their parents when they take the information they learned home with them to share.
Impacting others is easy when you have passion for what you believe in.  For example, an individual that works for the company that assembles a couple of our educational products – The Awesome Aquifer Kit and JUG (Just Understanding Groundwater) is very passionate about what he does.  He sometimes attends events where these two products are demonstrated and is very proud of the work he does to bring these groundwater educational items to others.  If it wasn’t for that person and his team assembling these products, others could not be educated.  It doesn’t take big things to impact people’s lives in a positive way.  By recycling, conserving the water you use, or reducing the potential contaminants you put on the ground are some of the ways you can impact others by your good example. 
Think about what you can do every day to impact others to conserve and protect our most precious resource.   For more information about The Groundwater Foundation’s programs, please visit our website

Share your stories of how your passion for groundwater has impacted others.


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