Beyond the Dead Zone Part 1
South Florida is home to some of the world’s most unique aquatic ecosystems such as the Everglades, which provide critical ecosystem services for the people and animals of South Florida. Take off with Philippe Cousteau and EarthEcho Expeditions co-host Josh Carrera, as they explore how Florida’s Everglades are being protected and restored after decades of damage from development and agricultural runoff. Our hosts travel by helicopter and airboat to examine how natural ecosystems can be engineered and adapted to mitigate agricultural pollution.
EarthEcho Expeditions Virtual Fieldtrip: What Happens When We Flush?
If you were not able to view the event live, please tune in below as Jenny Newland and Vicki Fenwick from the Canaan Valley Institute discuss the importance of wastewater while taking you on a tour through their greenhouse, which uses recycled wastewater.
Into the Dead Zone: What Happens When We Flush?
In communities across the U.S. aging wastewater treatment facilities or the absence of appropriate wastewater treatment contributes chemicals, pathogens, and nutrients to many waterways. Explore a West Virginia trout stream along with Philippe Cousteau and the EarthEcho Expeditions team as they seek solutions to this complex problem.
Video Worksheet: What Happens When We Flush?
This worksheet accompanies Day 4 The Issue: What Happens When We Flush? Students should take time for reflection before, during, and after the video while focusing on key vocabulary terms and the major themes.