World Water Monitoring Challenge
In honor of the 12th annual World Water Monitoring Day, San Diego Coastkeeper and Birch Aquarium at Scripps unite forces to teach children about the importance of clean water. On Friday, November 8, 2013 more than 100 students from Tijuana, Mexico and Lakeside, Calif., will visit Birch Aquarium at Scripps to learn about water quality. They will rotate though seven interactive, hands-on stations that include topics such as watershed, ocean acidification, water conservation, geographic information systems, San Diego Estuary, agriculture, soil, and eutrophication experiments. We will have talented educators and volunteers from Birch Aquarium, San Diego County Office of Education Splash Lab and Green Machine, and San Diego Coastkeeper. After participating in this environmental science activity we expect students to understand the human interaction with the marine environment, how pollution travels through our communities and reaches the ocean and how we can prevent pollution with our daily actions.