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Middle and High School Programs

Middle School Programs

Standards: Adapted to correspond with your lesson plans

What is a Watershed?

Explore the watershed concept and how topography influences the movement of water across the landscape. Students will discuss water movement and identify local water quality issues impacting streams and lakes.

Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Lab

Macroinvertebrates (stream bugs) are excellent indicators of water quality. Learn to identify and categorize aquatic insects by pollution tolerance levels to determine stream health. Introduce your students to these fascinating water bugs before taking a water monitoring field trip to a local pond or stream. Data collected from monitoring groups will be entered into the Georgia Adopt-A-Stream statewide database.

Water Chemistry Study

Learn to collect water samples and perform water quality experiments including dissolved oxygen, pH, temperature, and conductivity. This hands-on chemistry activity incorporates the scientific method. Data collected from monitoring groups will be entered into the Georgia Adopt-A-Stream statewide database.

Investigating Urban Streams and Ponds

Is your stream healthy? Learn basic observation skills to help you evaluate the condition for your stream.

River to River

Where does our drinking water come from? What happens to our water after we use it? Explore how a drinking water and wastewater treatment facility function.

Snakes of Georgia and Their Adaptations

How have snakes adapted to survive in their environment? Which species in Georgia are venomous and how can you tell? Most importantly, how do they benefit our ecosystem? This lab includes the use of a live specimen.

Filtration Station--Students will explore water treatment by using the engineering design process to experiment with different materials and create their own water filters.  Students will gain a better understanding of the resources that go into treating our water and the importance of conserving.

High School Programs

Standards: Adapted to correspond with your lesson plans

What is a Watershed?

Explore the watershed concept and how topography influences the movement of water across the landscape. Students will discuss water movement and identify local water quality issues impacting streams and lakes.

Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Lab

Macroinvertebrates (stream bugs) are excellent indicators of water quality. Learn to identify and categorize aquatic insects by pollution tolerance levels to determine stream health. Introduce your students to these fascinating water bugs before taking a water monitoring field trip to a local pond or stream. Data collected from monitoring groups will be entered into the Georgia Adopt-A-Stream statewide database.

Water Chemistry Study

Learn to collect water samples and perform water quality experiments including dissolved oxygen, pH, temperature, and conductivity. This hands-on chemistry activity incorporates the scientific method. Data collected from monitoring groups will be entered into the Georgia Adopt-A-Stream statewide database.

Surface Water Bacteria Monitoring

Students will have the opportunity to practice laboratory procedures by monitoring their local waterway for E. coli and determining what levels exceed a healthy baseline.

Investigating Urban Streams and Ponds

Is your stream healthy? Learn basic observation skills to help you evaluate the condition for your stream.

River to River

Where does our drinking water come from? What happens to our water after we use it? Explore how a drinking water and wastewater treatment facility function.

Snakes of Georgia and Their Adaptations

How have snakes adapted to survive in their environment? Which species in Georgia are venomous and how can you tell? Most importantly, how do they benefit our ecosystem? This lab includes the use of alive specimen.

What Do You Know About Where You Live?

What is a community? Students develop a working definition of a community and identify essential elements/characteristics of the community they live in. What biotic and abiotic factors are found in your community? Explore your campus to see what other organisms share their community.

Water Systems 101

From raw water sources to treating wastewater, there are many systems in place to ensure healthy water, environment, and infrastructure.  Water Systems 101 introduces an overview of our water system and encourages discussion in our role, impact, and career opportunities.