If you live in Wisconsin, you have access to an incredible resource dedicated to one of the most valuable elements on the planet: water.
Wisconsin’s Water Library was created to provide science-based curriculum, research, and outreach activities related to the water systems of the Great Lakes and Wisconsin. Their extensive collection contains more than thirty thousand volumes, plus videos, journals, and newsletters.
The Water Library was established in 1964 as an extension of the University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute. In addition to preserving vast amounts of water-related information for both future use and historical value, the library provides research services to the Water Resources Institute and the Sea Grant Institute, both of which are administered by the University of Wisconsin Aquatic Sciences Center.
While use of the library itself is restricted to residents of Wisconsin, the website offers a number of helpful links and ideas to the interested visitor. Parents and educators can find story time and project ideas, and patrons of all ages can find answers to all kinds of water-related questions.
With Earth Day fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to visit the Water Library and soak up some knowledge.