Here's what you'll need:
- Writing utensil
- A surface to write on (for example, a clipboard)
Here's what you do:
1. Read through The Groundwater Foundation's Safety First Rules. Remember - always be careful when outdoors and when you are around bodies of water.
2. Find a local water body that is safe to visit. Hike around the water body and the surrounding area.
3. Use the following questions as a jumping off point for observations on your hike:
- When it rains, where does the water go?
- What does the body of water look like? Deep, shallow, calm, choppy, big, small?
- How does the water look? Clear, cloudy, dirty?
- What do the banks look like? Rocky, rich with vegetation, bare, slippery?
- How might the weather impact your location? (Drought, storms, snow, rain, etc.)
- What potential contamination sources can you identify? Can you see trash and debris? Can you see something that might pose a threat to water quality?
- Do you see aquatic life? Are there insects in the water, in the vegetation, or under rocks?
- What types of wildlife can you see or hear?
- How are people using the water?
Share your stories, poems, and drawings with The Groundwater Foundation and you could be featured on Frannie's blog!