Don’t Get Sedimental: Runoff and Sediment in the River

Don't Get SedimentalUnit Summary: 
Students will determine a National Park’s stream habitat rating based upon abiotic, biotic, and cultural factors. Prior to the field study students explore cultural eutrophication, land use and impact on the watershed over time. After the field study students analyze and report their real-time data, reflect on their park experience, and assess their group’s performance. Finally students apply their gained knowledge and comprehension to a real scenario in the watershed. Students are encouraged to use their field experience to engage in a service project such as joining a local stream monitoring group to examine the health of area streams.