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CESC Begins Stream Monitoring Program

posted May 22, 2010, 10:51 AM by CESC Management   [ updated Aug 14, 2011, 6:12 PM ]
The Woodinville Montessori School with a campus in Woodinville, another in the North Creek business park, will be the site of an extended classroom and field experience coordinated by Cascadia Environmental Science Center. 

Dr. David Bain will provide classroom instruction to approximately 60 students on May 21 which will be followed by two separate field trips to a nearby stream.  The subject matter will be related to stream monitoring and water quality analysis. 

With assistance from other CESC members students will rotate through five learning stations at stream-side. They will be challenged to view the stream from many environmental perspectives to include physical characteristics, chemical constituents, to overall ecological status and condition.

The stream, a tributary to North Creek, is immediately adjacent to the North Creek facility.  This will make it convenient for students to observe conditions over an extended period.  This daily awareness will work to instill in students a sense of change.  The instruction provided by CESC will aid them in connecting this ecological evolution to changes in specific chemical and physiological constituents.

Sustaining the attention of 1-3rd grade students will be challenging, but we hope that under the patient guidance of CESC instructors the experience will be unique.  The site contains an active beaver dam which should captivate interest and help reinforce the concept that this otherwise quite waterway is alive and dynamic.

For more information on the Woodinville Montessori School visit their website at  http://www.woodinvillemontessori.org/QuickPlace/wms/Main.nsf/h_5BEEF17D76565C028525738400618358/c95b6b02c59d3ff58525738400634dd1/?OpenDocument
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CESC Management,
Aug 14, 2011, 6:11 PM
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