Introduction to the components of aquatic ecosystems
  • Exposure to the life-styles and interrelationships of freshwater communities
  • Investigate the unique features of water environments
  • Develop an aquatic awareness emphasizing conservation

Potential Activities:

After a brief introduction to fresh water ecology and environment, students will use field testing equipment (such as nets, pH monitoring tools, magnifying glasses and identification books) to search for and gather information about life in the pond. Further exploration of these aquatic ecosystems include discovery, math skills and deductive reasoning. Discussion topics could include the effects of pollutants, erosion, agriculture and other human impacts on fresh water.


Active, mostly outdoors