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Watersheds and Wetlands Science Class

Teacher: Eric McKee

Language: English
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Description: Did you know that wherever you are, you are in a watershed? What is a watershed anyway? This class will answer these questions and many others. We will look at where our water comes from, where it goes, and what happens to our water along that journey. A crucial part of many watersheds are wetlands. Wetlands provide many services for humans, wildlife, and the environment alike.

We will explore the topography of watershed, the many functions of wetlands, and take a look at how we fit in to the big picture of all of this. Water is an important component of wetlands and watersheds, so we will pay special attention to some of the properties of water and other aspects of water science.

After experimenting and observing all the factors affecting our local and global watersheds, students will gain a new appreciation for Earth's most unique compound. We will also discuss ways to conserve water indoors and out, and even come up with new ways to save water at home.

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The following experiments will be demonstrated as part of this class:

Title: Create a Relief Map
Created: 2010-03-10 18:22:37
Overview: Do you know what a watershed is? Try this fun activity to see what a watershed is, what it does and ...

Title: Simulate A Wetland
Created: 2010-03-16 06:13:57
Overview: Try this fun experiment to find out how wetlands hold and store water. And learn how they protect us...

Recording on August 22, 2010 at: Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, the first urban National Wildlife Refuge established in the United States, is dedicated to preserving and enhancing wildlife habitat, protecting migratory birds, protecting threatened and endangered species, and providing opportunities for wildlife-oriented recreation and nature study for the surrounding communities.

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