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Students learn about groundwater
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To celebrate National Groundwater Awareness Week, fourth- and fifth-graders from Monticello Schools and New Glarus Schools learned about the importance of protecting and conserving groundwater. (Photo supplied)
MONROE - In preparation for National Groundwater Awareness Week, held March 9 through March 15, fourth- and fifth-graders from Monticello Schools and New Glarus Schools learned about the importance of protecting and conserving groundwater. Peggy Compton and Victoria Solomon, both with University of Wisconsin-Extension, along with Cara Carper of Southwest Badger Resource Conservation and Development and Chris Newberry, with the Green County Land and Water Conservation Department, put on short presentations about where groundwater comes from, why it is such an important resource, and how it can be conserved and protected. The presentations were followed by an educational "Groundwater Jeopardy" skit in which teachers role-played Jeopardy contestants.