Friday the 12th, we spent our third week with the students of Holy Angels. The lesson's focus was common water and how water users impact a shared source. Students interacted hands-on taking roles as various water users from time periods throughout history. A basin of water acted as Dayton's aquifer and students soaked up water with sponges and food coloring. The water slowly turned a 'muddy' color as the amount of water users increased. The overall lesson, potrayed to students that water is a finite resource and how it can be reused naturally and through treatment plants.
University of Dayton Rivers Institute, Fitz Center for Leadership in Community, River Stewards, Great Miami River
Renner, Bethany, "Holy Angels Week 3" (2010). Rivers Institute Blog Archive. 55.