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Fifth Graders Conduct Virtual Riparian Buffer/Watershed Activity with Chesapeake Bay Foundation

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Students used Zoom to talk with experts from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and imagine their own riparian buffers and watersheds.

In October, two fifth grade classes at Hans Herr Elementary School had the opportunity to connect with experts from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation on the topic of riparian buffers and watersheds. Students in Mr. Balak and Mrs. Henry’s classes used their 1:1 devices to Zoom with the experts who demonstrated and explained multiple types of pollutants that affect the watershed, and modeled how riparian buffers as well as other conservation methods that can help reduce such pollution from entering our freshwater. Mr. Balak’s class has been learning about various topics this year, including water distribution on Earth, the Hydrologic system, watersheds, and water pollution. They have also explored water usage in our community, country, and globally while also researching actions they can take to conserve water in their own environments. All of this ties in with the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals of clean water and sanitation for all humans worldwide.

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