Students learn how pollution from many sources impact our waterways.
Students also participate in service learning projects. These programs focus on science, while also instilling transferable life skills that will create citizens with critical thinking, communication, and stewardship skills.
Students examine life in the Presumpscot River in Windham
|A student from Falmouth Middle School topdresses her school's courtyard with compost.|
Lawn care products (fertilizers and weed and bug killers) are a leading threat to the health of Casco Bay. The Youth YardScaping Program teaches students learn how certain lawn care products can affect water quality. They form a lawn care “company” and become experts in healthy lawn care methods. Students conduct independent research projects on lawn care practices, implement their research on school grounds, observe an experiment to learn the effects of lawn care products on water and present all of this to a public audience. Be on the lookout for the students’ public presentations and exhibits in May and June of 2013!
|A student participating in Windham's Ecocentricity program uses|
a chart to identify macroinvertebrates found in the Pleasant River.
Support of the Urban Runoff will help continue and expand these programs and others like them!