- Put your garbage in recycle bins and trash bins to prevent litter from ending up in water.
- Talk to your parents/guardians about applying the recommended amount of fertilizer to your lawn.
- Clean up your pet's waste.
These Girl Scouts also made a model in a cup to learn about groundwater geology and vocabulary. The gravel and water in the cup represents an aquifer - an underground geological formation of sand, soil, gravel and rock able to store and yield water.
They also learned how a well works and the effects on groundwater! As the Girl Scouts pumped their wells, their aquifers were depleted - when water is used faster than it is replaced. The groundwater in their aquifers was replenished when it rained, this is called recharge.
Frannie had a great time with these Girl Scouts! Find out how you can do these activities with your troop and earn a Let's Keep It Clean groundwater patch here!