B2 Science Saturday
Using an interactive display, the UA SWES Club will illustrate groundwater flow. Visitors will have a chance to see what groundwater is, how it moves and how it works. Visitors will have a chance to pump water out and see how that affects the water table. Ideas and concepts such as percolation, water table, and aquifer will be discussed. Club members will also play the "Water Cycle Game: Incredible Journey" with visitors. This is a game that takes players through the journey a droplet of water undergoes during the water cycle. It consists of rolling dice and following the path each individual water molecule undergoes with each player taking a different route dictated by chance while at the same time creating a bead bracelet that represents their journey. Lastly, the club will interpret a watershed model of the Tucson Basin watershed and explain why it is important to manage the watershed.
Visitors will be able to add water to the watershed and see how water behaves. The effects of pollution and erosion within a watershed will be illustrated as well. The club will also discuss ways in which the watershed can be managed to help farmlands and industry.
These special events are designed to give visitors a hands-on experience in science! All Science Saturday events are included with the cost of tour admission.
Please call 520.838.6200 for more information.