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Watershed Seasons

Science and Children – July 2007

All schools are located in watersheds, land that drains into bodies of water. Some watersheds, like the one which encompasses the school discussed in this article, include bodies of water that are walking distance from the school. The watershed cited in this article has a brook and wetland within a several-block walk from the school. This watershed was used as a hands-on research cite during the school year. In the process, students and their teachers explored Earth, life, and physical science concepts, learned about the local environment, and became engaged in a truly interdisciplinary study that hasn’t stopped yet. A description of the ongoing adventure is included in this article.
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