Team Waterworks was a fun learning experience that opened up my eyes to the reality of water. Given that I have graduated from High School, the water cycle had been touched multiple times. Our teachers had asked us to recycle and care for the environment. However the one week being in Team Waterworks gave me a whole different perspective of the water cycle. Many North Texans think that water is and will magically pop out of ones faucet when needed. Obviously we are at the mercy of climate and our lakes water levels.
I learned that it take really teamwork between park rangers , managers, engineers , and scientist to keep thing flowing normally. Seeing water from the lake to the treatment plants, was amazing to see how water gets changed into safe drinking water. It was interesting to see how the drought has brought our limited water supplies even lower. Quite honestly I take awe out of what nature and humanity do when they interact. I think this experience helps me understand and respect the world a bit more than I did before. My understanding know transcends those of the illustration in the science books, for I have seen the issues with my eyes and listened with my ears. I am very grateful to have been part of the team.