Maji (water in Swahili) clubs at 3 secondary schools within the Gro for GooD study area are proving to be an effective outreach mechanism for the groundwater research project. Almost 100 students are involved and over half of them are girls.
The focus is on learning through activities, which have included hands-on sessions about groundwater recharge, storage and pollution using aquifer kits; practical experiments using water quality tests to demonstrate simple water filters and safe water storage; installing and gathering data from rain gauges; and field trips to see industrial water use and borehole drilling.
There are many student groups at universities, such as the Hydrophiles, at Oregon State University where I work. But scaling this concept to secondary schools is even better. Why? Let's rely on the quote of the day to answer this question.