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In many places, stormwater is discharged directly into rivers and coastal waters and carries with it undesirable bacteria and viruses, and chemical contamination from aging sanitary sewer lines, overland runoff, and pet waste, particularly after big rain events. These three hands-on lesson plans, developed as part of a research project that was funded by the NERRS Science Collaborative in 2016, help students explore the causes and impacts of stormwater and water pollution.
Graduate students, including Adam Gold, Justin Hart, Kelsey Jesser and Matt Price, wrote and piloted the lesson plans in collaboration with the Scientific Research and Education Network in North Carolina. To learn more about this program, visit: https://sciren.org/.