This design challenge moves your students from passive to active learners through a cross-curricular, hands-on team challenge in direct correlation to real-world issues of water conservation. By creating prototype desalination plants and companies, students in grades 6-8 will understand how substances are separated, the need for freshwater conservation, and ultimately how a desalination plant works.
Students at Rockway Middle School in Miami, FL, grow corals in their classroom and have learned about the critical ecosystem services that the reefs provide. This classroom is working with university partners to restore habitat by providing healthy corals for transplant to experimental reef sites.
Nearly a third of the nutrients that contribute to the Chesapeake Bay Dead zone come from airborne sources. Beginning at a headwaters stream in Shenandoah National Park, Philippe Cousteau Jr. and the EarthEcho Expeditions team investigate how reactive nitrogen in the air makes its way to the Chesapeake Bay.