South Kitsap High School (SKHS) visited the Rhododendron Preserve for their annual Earth Day Teach-in. Students from AP Environmental Studies participated.
EPA Scientists volunteered to teach the students. The students learned about food waste programs, air quality monitoring and enforcement, and watershed management.
The students worked in groups that represented different parts of the community. Their goal was to protect their watershed by lowering pollution while also maintaining a budget. The students debated about different actions they should take to have the most impact on water quality.
It was a great exercise to show the challenges that every community has with pollution.
This is an example of a field trip that is made possible by generous donors. Thank you to our donors for giving students educational experiences.