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Groundwater Workshop Application & Resources

2020 registration has ended. More workshops will be held in 2021-- stay tuned!

About the workshops

Help your students visualize the movement of groundwater and pollutants through underground materials.
At this 1-day workshop for educators, you’ll receive:
  • A free sand tank model (valued at $1100), plus training on using and maintaining the model.
  • A notebook filled with educational materials for expanding your environmental education curriculum.
  • Plus, schools are eligible for reimbursement to cover substitute teacher costs.

Workshop dates and locations

Workshops run from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. Space is limited to 10 pairs of educators per location. Plan to spend the entire day.
  • January 29: Treehaven, W2540 Pickerel Creek Road, Tomahawk, WI 54487, 715-453-4106
  • February 19: WGNHS Core Repository, 211 S. Blue Mounds Street, Mount Horeb, WI, 53572, 608-262-1705

The training is provided by staff from the Wisconsin DNR, the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey and the UW-Stevens Point Center for Watershed Science and Education. Funding for the groundwater workshops comes from a wellhead protection "setaside" grant given to the DNR by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

 2020 Groundwater Model Workshop Flyer 

What past participants have said about the workshops

We recently evaluated the effectiveness of the groundwater models and the workshops that have been conducted over the past 10 years. Click here to view the Executive Summary

Workshop Resources:


    Groundwater related video links

    Aquifer penetration using Groundwater Model - YouTube

    Groundwater Model Demo with Captions - YouTube

    Testing Well Water for Microorganisms - WRI video link 

    A New Measure of Groundwater Flow - WRI video link

    Little Plover River Pump Test - YouTube

    Other Groundwater Resources

    Wisconsin Groundwater Study Guide - Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

    Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey - Your one stop shop for information on the geology of Wisconsin. Order maps, rocks and find other great information by visiting their website. 

    What's Wrong With My Water?  - Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

    WI Well Water Quality Viewer - Search for well water quality information in your community using this interactive mapping viewer. 

    Ordering Groundwater Model Parts and Supplies

    UWSP Groundwater Model Project - for ordering extra parts or model repair


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