Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Environmental lesson for Crown Point students

Wildlife conservation and waste prevention, reduction and reuse go hand in hand, students at Crown Point Junior Music Academy in Pacific Beach.

Crown Point EnviroSchool brought in hands-on presentations, and displayed items made with recyled materials. Students had the opportunity to rotate throughout five different stations where kids used computers, microscopes, conducted chemistry experiments, and learned about the importance of maintaining water quality in order to support living creatures and insect life.

"I am going to tell my mom that we need to help keep our beach clean" said one student/ "I don't want to swim in dirty water!"

EnviroSchool, a service of the San Diego County Office of Education and City of San Diego's Environmental Services Department, gives students an overview of environmental issues in San Diego and beyond. The San Diego Zoo's own Dr. Zoolittle introduces the program, which includes: three hands-on rotating stations of the "Splash" Science Mobile Lab, where students will learn about watershed issues and become scientists to solve a water quality mystery; the "Green Machine," where students learn where their food comes from and the importance of a healthy environment to good nutrition; and the "Eco-Teacher," who will give students an in-depth look at the "three R's" of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

"I liked going to the the different stations," said another student. "I got to touch real worms."
Watch a video of the program.

For more information, contact 619-491-3183.