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Be an H2O Hero: How You Can Protect Your Watershed

Be an H2O Hero: How You Can Protect Your Watershed

RMSC Delivers: Experiences at Your School OR Virtual Experience 

How You Can Protect Your Watershed?

We all live in a watershed... but, what’s a watershed? In this virtual program, we'll use our Enviroscape (model of a watershed) to teach students what a watershed is and how we can protect it in our everyday lives.

Participants will also learn about macroinvertebrates: small aquatic life such as insectlarva, beetles, and snails to name a few. The students will discover how those macroinvertebrates play a role in helping scientists determine the quality of our waterways.

The program also focuses on pollution (runoff of fertilizers, pet waste, and plastics) and the challenges our environment face from these. We also look at wetlands with their important job of filtering our water as well as support the ecosystem.

This program is subsidized by Monroe County through the Storm Water Coalition along with The Water Education Collaborative and is offered free of charge. There are a limited number of offerings available, so make sure to book in advance!

For digital programs, our educators will work with your classroom to determine which platform works best to facilitate this experience.

Subjects: Earth Science
Program Type: RMSC Delivers: Experiences at Your Site , Virtual Experiences
NYS Standards:

  • K-ESS3-3. Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on living.
  • K-ESS3-3. Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on living organisms and nonliving things in the local environment.
  • 5-ESS3-1. Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect Earth’s resources and environment.
  • MS-ESS3-4. Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.

Where is it?

  • Virtual
  • At Your School

When is it?

Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Start Date: 09/20/2021
End Date: 06/24/2022
Program Length: 50-60 min.
Earliest Start Time: 10am

Who Should Attend?

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
Maximum Attendence: 30

How Much Does It Cost?

Cost: Free

How To Book?

Call: 585.697.1942
Reservation Lead Time: At least 3 weeks

Need More Information?

Name: Guest Services
Phone: 585.697.1942

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