This presentation covers the causes and effects of stormwater runoff in our watershed using the enviroscape model (3D plastic model depicting farm lands, neighborhoods, construction site, mountains, and a large water body). Students are able to visualize the impacts of their daily actions on the health of Puget Sound. Activities such as car washing, picking up dog waste, using fertilizers and pesticides, and car leaks are discussed among other topics. Best management strategies are also discussed for each non-point source pollutant.
This lesson can be offered to all North Thurston schools and any private schools that receive water from the City of Lacey or are within City limits.
Adaptable for grades K-12. Presentation is 40-60 minutes in length.