The Power of Water
Dates: June 28th to July 19th
Synchronous Course Meetings: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 2:00pm to 3:30pm EST
Instructor: Sarah Tierney
Grade Level: All
This course is designed to give students a chance to study stream ecosystems and their environmental issues as we consider environmental change from both a global and local level and the important role water plays in our lives and the global community. Students will have the opportunity to dive in freshwater ecology topics: drinking water, water laws and policies and then study their own watershed. Students will explore the environmental issues associated with water management with a lens toward developing solutions to these different ecological challenges. Connections across art and science will highlight a water issue through original works completed by students. The class will be student-centered, focusing on citizen science opportunities, and project-based learning.
Essential Questions Include:
- How are watersheds used as a resource and what factors influence our watersheds?
- What major conflicts and proposed solutions are there in regards to how water is managed?
- What current events and case studies have occured in our history in regards to water law and management?