Field Notes: Basic Groundwater Hydrology

In this months installment of the Water Well Journal, Mr. Straub states one of the more difficult concepts to express to the public is the movement and availability of groundwater. He further writes groundwater professionals can help further the dialogue within their areas of expertise to communities, politicians, and lawmakers so that they can make informed decisions on groundwater-related issues as they relate to public policies.

Field Notes can be found on page 35 of this months issue. 

Field Notes: Aquifer Types

This month marks the second installment in the series of articles that Raymond L Straub Jr., P.G. is writing on the basics of drill site geology for the Water Well Journal Magazine. The Water Well Journal is a publication of the National Ground Water Association. 

Lana Straub also has an article in this months edition. Lana is a longtime freelance writer for the Water Well Journal. Straub Corporation is excited to have both Raymond and Lana's articles appearing the this prestigious publication.  

Field Notes can be found on page 25 of this month edition! 

"Field Notes" - Helping to bridge the communication gap between Drillers and Geologists.

"Having basic knowledge of geologic processes and terminology can help bridge the communication gap between drillers and geologists."

"Field Notes" by Raymond L Straub Jr., P.G. page 31 of the WWJ!

 This is a excerpt from a recent feature article I wrote for the May edition of the Water Well Journal. The Water Well Journal is a monthly publication of the National Ground Water Association. I will be writing a quarterly column called "Field Notes" for the Journal. My column will focus on the introduction of basic drill site geology and borehole sample logging for groundwater professionals.

Donating to the Future - Helping Future Young Scientists

Straub Corporation realizes the importance of education, especially a strong emphasis in language arts, mathematics, and science. We also realize the fiscal constraints of providing the necessary and required elements for all areas of education. As a result, sometimes, sacrifices have to be made on necessary but perhaps more extravagant equipment. With a desire to help provide our future young scientists with the tools they need to succeed, we at Straub Corporation would like to present the Stanton Independent School District, Department of Sciences, this new AmScope 40X-1600X Clinical Laboratory Trinocular Microscope with reference slides. 

It is our desire that our educators in the Stanton Independent School District, grades K-8 will be able to utilize this equipment in their presentation of materials.  We hope that it will aid educators in helping students to meet and exceed the new rigorous state curriculum guidelines and testing criteria, specifically in the sciences in elementary and junior high in Texas.

We appreciate the teaching enthusiasm of Mrs. Charise VanCuren, who originally brought to our attention the need for advanced scientific equipment in the elementary and junior high classrooms.  

Thank you,

Raymond L Straub Jr., P.G. 

Raymond L Straub Jr., P.G. and Raymond L Straub III present microscope to Stanton I.S.D. School Board.

Raymond L Straub Jr., P.G. and Raymond L Straub III present microscope to Stanton I.S.D. School Board.

Teaching - The Higher Calling!

I had a rare opportunity to teach the morning sessions of a fifth grade science class. Geology and groundwater are a passion of mine, so I get excited any chance I get to discuss the subject. The students were very attentive and asked a lot of questions. The course was three hours, which would normally seem like a long time, went by very fast. My assistant Lana Straub and I presented some of the basic laws and theories of geology, basic hydrology along with groundwater sampling and sand grain analysis under a microscope.  

I believe it is important to support and promote the sciences in our public schools. Far too much emphasis is placed on extra curricular activities and not enough on the core disciplines of language arts, mathematics, science and art. So fellow scientists get involved with public education, visit your local public school and help ignite the passion of learning within our future scientists.

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