A River Runs through It Session 2
Conduct this session in the schoolyard.
- Take the "river" and "raindrop" used in Session 1 outside. Again, give students self-stick notes. Tell students to imagine that the river passes through the schoolyard.
- Direct students, working in the groups from Session 1, to search the schoolyard for land use practices that could impact the river. Tell them to look for both negative and positive impacts and to record their findings on their self-stick notes.
- When students have completed their investigation of the schoolyard, have them attach their self-stick notes to the raindrop.
- Discuss the items listed on the raindrop. Ask students to name the items that appear most frequently. Are some items more harmful to the water than others? Are there any that could be helpful? Discuss possible improvements to the land that would decrease the negative impacts.