RESCHEDULED: Urban Waterways: Thinking about Environmental Stewardship
Start time: Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm EST
Duration: 50 minutes
Updated, 10/28/2013: The “Urban Waterways” online conference session has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 9, 2014. We look forward to having you join us in the online room! This session will be a great supplement for classroom activities surrounding World Water Day (Saturday, March, 22, 2014) and Earth Day (Tuesday, April 22, 2014).
Updated, 10/07/2013: The Smithsonian is closed due to the federal government shutdown. The October 9 “Urban Waterways” online conference session has been cancelled. Review past sessions in our online archive here: http://s.si.edu/1anNcI2
In this session for educators, Tony Thomas of the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum presents a Citizen Scientist program, which has introduced Washington, DC area high school students to the Anacostia Watershed. This project based educational immersion facilitates students through the concepts and components of a watershed, the effects of pollution on water quality and the impact water quality has on the health of the community and the various uses of the river. Students begin to take an active role in environmental stewardship and environmental justice issues. Discover how you, too, can empower students to accept ownership and responsibility for the waterways in your region.
Additional resources to get your class’ citizen scientist “Urban Waterways” projects underway are available on the Smithsonian on ePals site: http://en.community.epals.com/smithsonian_on_epals/p/urban-waterways.aspx.
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Tony Thomas is education program coordinator at the Anacostia Community Museum. A native Washingtonian, he was a science teacher in several school systems in the D.C. area. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland and Trinity University. He has been at Anacostia since 2008.