grade classes at Mill Creek Intermediate School installed at
rain garden on the school grounds. Lead teachers, Kelly
Rutherford and Emilie Gosnell, worked with 4 Musselman High
School W.E.T Club (Watershed Enhancement Team) Members on
providing background information about watersheds and
non-point source pollution. The high school students used
Cacapon Institute’s Potomac Highlands Watershed School
(eSchool) and an enviroscape in a day long educational
experience. An envrioscape depicts how pollutants from urban
and agricultural sources travel over the land and end in
water systems. By understanding sources of pollution and
various forms students began to understand how every person
has an impact river health.
23, CI’s Outreach Coordinator, Molly Barkman, returned to
the intermediate school to provide a wrap up lesson for the
2 classes. Students participated in a lesson on pollution
and how it can travel through the watershed and get in the
river system, eventually ending in the Chesapeake Bay.
Students saw how the rain garden at their school was having
an impact on the health of streams even though it is not
directly next to a stream.