Mary Cunningham-Welsh and Tod Spedding of the International School of Monterey have created
a diverse and rich program for their 5th grade students about various water issues affecting the Carmel River Watershed and Peninsula as well as global water issues. The students go on various field trips to learn first hand from experts on a variety of water issues including: the importance of the Carmel River Steelhead, water flow and distribution, water treatment and conservation, desal, lagoon issues, storm water runoff, issues affecting the Salinas River, San Clemente Dam Removal Project, drought in California and waterborne pathogens. The students then give presentations in April. The past two years of presentations attest to the high level of learning the students engage in.
Here are more photos taken by Vern Fisher of the Monterey County Herald. The article by the Herald's Claudia Melendez is here.
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