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New Learning Tool For Students

Some young minds in Onslow County will now have a new tool to use in the classroom this school year.

They will able to see what's lurking beneath the waters of the New River with just a click of a mouse.

Teachers and students can now access a water quality computer mapping system online. It's a long name with a simple purpose: A 21st century tool to get students excited about water conservation and quality. Years of data sitting on shelves has been put online for students to graph, analyze, examine -- everything from rainfall amounts, to bacteria levels to types of fish in the water.

Riverworks at Sturgeon City was able to get this new website up and running with the help of Walmart, which donated $35,000.


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