Water EducaTion for Alabama 's Black BelT (WET)

About WET | Program Planning | Events | Outcome and Evaluations

Program Planning

Our first field event was held on 12 October 2007 at the E.V. Smith Research Center , Horticultural Unit for sixth-grade students of the D.C. Wolfe Elementary school .Similar field day activities focusing on well testing will be held in the spring of 2008, once all well drilling and installations are completed by Geolab (contractor) in November 2007. Kay Stone of AUEI sent letters to Macon County school superintendents to gain permission for the schools to participate in the WET program. The WET fall program was designed with 4 activities focusing on aquifer tank model, porosity/permeability assessments, Darcy's experiment, and dissolved oxygen (DO) measurements. Two Geology professors (Ming-Kuo Lee and Lorraine Wolf), three graduate students (Kelli Hardesty, Lee Beasley, and Prakash Dhakal), and one undergraduate student (Kyle Lewis) designed and demonstrated these modules.