What is a Watershed?
A watershed is an area of land in which all of the water therein flows to the lowest point. This lowest point is often a river, ocean, or underground water table. Rain and snow melt cause this flow of water.
We learned that there is a lot we can do to keep our watersheds clean!
Holly Hadley from the Forest Service came and helped us learn. She brought an interactive watershed model.
The students teamed up to compete in building the best water filters.
Water filters can be man-made, but the best filters are already provided by nature! Natural areas such as wetlands and forests are important parts of our community because they purify our water.
We built these water filters our of natural things such as dirt, clay, and plants. Look at all the gunk this filter captured!