|The water shed model|
|Mrs. Risser shows us how much land farmers can actually use by cutting an apple|
|Mrs. Risser talking to our classes|
After we learned about the different locations on the model, we started talking about some of the things that people do to impact our local watersheds. We learned that famers, builders and loggers and affect the soil and cause it to erode. Home owners, farmers and golf course owners sometimes put pesticides and herbicides on their property and that can get into our water systems. We also learned that oil from cars and chemicals from factories and sewage treatment plants can get into the water system. Each time we learned about things that could affect our watershed, one of our friends sprinkled some powder on to the model.
|Wyatt adding eroding soil to the model|
|Emma adding herbicides and pesticides|
Then there was a TERRIBLE storm!
|Autumn and Kelsey create a storm with the spray bottles|
We really appreciated how Mrs. Risser came to talk to us today about watersheds and how our actions can impact places far away from Elizabethtown. We're going to use this information to help us as we continue to learn about wetlands and watersheds and what we can do to protect them.