Students will identify their local watersheds and map the movement of water from the land to storm drains where it empties into local waterways and ultimately the ocean. Students will identify common point & nonpoint source pollutants and will discover best management practices for preventing water pollution.
Science SOLs: 5.7, 6.5, 6.7, 6.9, LS.6, LS.10, LS.11, ES.6, ES.8, ES.10, BIO.8
Concepts and Vocabulary Introduced
Litter, Solid Waste, Nonpoint Source Pollution, Point Source Pollution, Watershed, Erosion, Pesticides, Fertilizers, Natural Disasters, Pollutants, Stormdrain, Riparian Corridor, Bacterial Load, Nutrient Load, Eutrophication, Algal Bloom, Stormwater Runoff, Best Management Practices, Sedimentation
Equipment Needed: Table all students can stand around. Access to water.
Duration: 45 - 60 minutesSchedule this Program