Association joins industry in promoting importance of groundwater to public
Franklin Electric joins NGWA in delivering message
March 18, 2022 By Ground Water Canada
Fort Wayne, IN – Groundwater Awareness Day brought industry and public together to promote the importance of groundwater and the challenges communities face in keeping it clean and bringing it to the surface.
Franklin Electric Co. joined the National Ground Water Association’s groundwater foundation and Amstutz Well Drilling to bring the message to the city’s community Science Central. Science Central bills itself as a “catalyst for learning,” and Groundwater Awareness Day activities both inside and outside the facility enhanced this experiential environment. Booths, hands-on activities and the presentation, “Make Water Happen,” allowed visitors to learn more about the importance of groundwater and the challenges communities face in keeping it clean and bringing it to the surface.
Amstutz Well Drilling drew attention to the event – and the scale of equipment required to move groundwater – by showcasing its well drilling rig at the centre’s entrance.
Inside the centre, Franklin Electric and NGWA team members came together to host a variety of learning stations geared toward children of all ages. In addition, Franklin Electric donated 200 “Awesome Aquifer Kits” as part of the educational efforts. The NGWA’s groundwater foundation developed the kits, which contained the materials needed to build a model of an aquifer. Science Central plans to utilize additional kits for school, camp and scout programs.
“It’s always great when we are able to work with partners who share a dedication to expanding groundwater education and finding new ways to connect with students,” National Ground Water Association CEO Terry Morse said. “This was a great example of organizations coming together to lift up our industry and helps secure the role of groundwater in our future.”
Groundwater Awareness Day was celebrated in observance of Groundwater Awareness Week, a nationwide effort to bring public attention to the importance of groundwater and the critical work groundwater professionals do daily. Groundwater Awareness Day is one of several initiatives both the NGWA and Franklin Electric participate in to promote professional opportunities in groundwater and build a pipeline of talent for the future of the industry. For more information, visit www.groundwater.org.
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