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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Wildlife Preserve Serves As Interactive Classroom

Published August 13, 2008 - Hernando Today
Note: Not necessary an article about the Florida springs but a great idea to teach kids the importance of the Florida Aquifer.

At the Wachee Wildlife Preserve on Osowaw Boulevard, a recreational property owned by the district. Kids received hands-on activities such as a scale model of the state's water supply, the Floridan Aquifer, which shows how pollution seeps from various sources into the Gulf of Mexico. Colored dye represented everything from pesticides on the farm to leaking septic tanks. When it "rained," the water ran downhill into the trough that served as the ocean.

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