During this school year you will learn a great deal about the earth and our environment. You will apply much of what you learn to solve several problems and assist other organizations solve some of the environmental problems in our community.
- The first major project involves assisting the Conservation Foundation of DuPage County in its efforts to monitor the health of the DuPage River.
You will be responsible for collecting and analyzing data from the DuPage River and comparing that data with data from other locations on the river. Steve Leonard of the DuPage Forest Preserve has asked our class to conduct tests and report our findings.
Read his letter.
- Your classmates will take turns posting our data in the River Monitoring Database.
You will chose from a list of mini-lessons designed to teach you the skills you need to conduct river monitoring, care and raise smallmouth bass, maintain classroom aquariums, and several other related tasks.
Then working alone or with partners you will design and conduct a related project that helps to fulfill theBass in the Class Letter of Agreement you signed. Be sure that everyone in your team understands what they need to do to successfully complete this project.
Here's the scoring rubric. Now, you are ready to submit:
- the River Project Application
- You will keep a daily journal which outlines your plans and what you have accomplished. You will summarize your journal once a week when you fill in the Student Report Form. This will keep your teacher up to date on your progress and will facilitate conferences.
- You will create a presentation that explains the purpose of your project and what you accomplished.