Water Science School Survey
We surveyed current Water Science School users about their experience. Thanks for sharing your feedback with us! Your participation ensures we will continue to meet user needs.
Thank you for participating in our survey; it is now closed.
Thank you to those who participated in our brief (5-10 minute) user survey. Our survey is now closed.
High-quality water information is fundamental for managing water resources, protecting life and property, and economic well-being, and the USGS makes this information discoverable, accessible, and usable for everyone. You may already be familiar with USGS water data, but did you know that USGS also provides basic water science information for all ages?
About the Water Science School
The USGS Water Science School is designed to teach visitors all about water. Each year, more than 8 million people visit the site to learn about the many aspects of water: what it is, how much and where it is, how it cycles in and around the Earth, and how it is used. Water Science School offers articles about science topics, pictures, diagrams, and interactive educational activities.
Students, teachers, other professionals, as well as curious information seekers all use the Water Science School. We’re always striving to improve the Water Science School usefulness and value for users. We do this through user-centered design, an iterative process that allows us to focus our designs based on our users’ needs. We’re undertaking a user-centered redesign of the Water Science School’s water cycle diagram.
Have your voice heard
We surveyed users about their experience with the Water Science School. Your input is crucial in our user-centered design process, and ensures we will continue to meet user needs.
The survey is for anyone who has ever used the Water Science School, regardless of if you use the website daily or visited it for the first time right now! The survey is brief and should only take 5-10 minutes to complete. Your participation in the survey is completely voluntary and all your responses will be kept confidential. Thank you in advance for taking the time to provide valuable feedback!
Thank you to those who participated in our Water Science School user survey.
Connect with us
Have a question or comment about the Water Science School? Want to participate in future usability testing? We would love to hear from you! Please email the Water Science School team at email@example.com.
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