An Educator-Assisted Water Quality Testing Program for Your Classroom
Water Watch is a program for teachers of students in grades 6-12 in the Pontchartrain Basin.
An LPBF educator will come to your school and present the program to students. Your students will learn about Lake Pontchartrain's past battle with pollution and the role LPBF played in its removal from EPA's Impaired Water Bodies list, the water quality tests they'll conduct in your classroom and the equipment they'll be using, as well as some of the possible causes of pollution in our area. LPBF will provide the testing equipment. There is no cost to you for this program.
On a year-long or semester-long basis, students will conduct the water quality tests on a local water body of your choice, providing the perfect opportunity for students to be exposed to actual data collection, as well as graphing and charting their data, forming hypotheses, and drawing conclusions as they learn how the data they collect on each testing parameter correlates with the others.
At the end of the semester or year, an LPBF educator will visit again as your students present the data they collected in the format of your choice.