On September 10th, 2010 the Yakima WATERS program kicked off at the Thorp School District with a mobile watershed extravaganza! Provided by the Yakima Basin Environmental Education Program (YBEEP), the watershed trailer introduced essential watershed concepts using an interactive learning approach.
Students from Mrs. Lalanne’s 7th, 8th and 9th grade science classes took fate into their own hands by designing dynamic watershed landscapes and testing them against simulated natural forces of water erosion. This watershed on wheels may be fun but it also affords students the opportunity to develop a better understanding of how different systems interact and affect each other within the watershed they live in.
Check out http://www.ybeep.org/ to find out how you can bring the watershed trailer to your school!