Students will have the opportunity to become experts in one of the following areas:
- Researchers at this station will study how pollution around their neighborhood travels through the watershed to our local estuaries and ocean. They will learn the differences between our storm drain and sewer systems and investigate what happens with the water that flows through each.
- At this station students will use microscopes to investigate and study the effects of two of the five main pollutants of concern (bacteria and nutrients) in our estuaries and ocean. They will discover the types of organisms that are good indicators of pollution.
- This station focuses on the different watersheds in San Diego County. Students will learn how geography in San Diego has changed over time. They will discover how urbanization and the creation of the storm drain system has changed the natural topography and water flow in their local watershed.
- Students at this station will explore the ways humans impact the quality of our water resources and consider ways to avoid further pollution. Students will perform chemical, salinity, and turbidity tests to determine what types of pollution are affecting the estuaries in San Diego County.