NEW Water and UW-Green Bay teamed up to help young Girl Scouts earn their “Wonders of Water” badge on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. Activities included learning about the infamous water bear microorganism and watching them swim under microscopes, learning about cleaning water by making water filters, learning about aquatic life, simulating runoff in a community through an Enviroscape activity and creating bracelets representative of the water cycle.
The event was conducted by NEW Water and UW-Green Bay student volunteers. UW-Green Bay undergraduate and graduate students helped the young visitors make water filters, and they showed them the types of fish that swim in local waters, even letting them hold some specimen. They were also shown how bugs are collected for observation, and they were given the opportunity to view some bugs in vials.
The day ended with a group photo, a snack and a video viewing.
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– Photos and text by Emily Gerlikovski, Marketing and University Communication Intern