Watershed Lab/Cruise
Grades 4-5

Science Field Trip 4 hours

Students explore the science of watersheds. In the lab, students learn scientific techniques as they perform a fish dissection, conduct water chemistry tests, examine global water distribution, and discover potential sources of pollution. They complement their lab research onboard the R/V Sea Explorer, where they form research teams to test the offshore nutrient levels, complete a bioassessment of the sea floor habitat, and examine the local plankton population.