St. George’s Students Study The Memphis Sands Aquifer

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Several high school students are taking a closer look at the Memphis Sands Aquifer.

St. George’s Independent School’s environmental science students will meet with University of Memphis researchers. The goal is to discuss sampling and analysis protocol when it comes to water quality.

The students collected and analyzed samples from three wells on St. George’s campus to provide a picture of how the Wolf River interacts with the aquifer.

“This research is really vital because one of Memphis’ greatest natural resources is our aquifer, and the Wolf River feeds that aquifer,” says Bill McClain, Director of Environmental Sustainability at St. George’s. “And it’s important for us to know how what’s happening on the surface is affecting what’s happening in the water deep in our aquifer, and the way that we learn about that is by sampling and testing it as it makes that journey down into our aquifer.”

This research opportunity is thanks to St. George’s great outdoors program that allows students to connect with the outdoors here in the Mid-South and beyond.

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