Third graders ventured out on rainy and cold day in early April to tour the Field’s Point Waste Water Treatment Plant. This field trip was sponsored by the Narragansett Bay Commission and is part of the Woon Watershed Explorers Program in which the 3rd grade participates. NBC Outreach Educator Cynthia Morrissette explained the process of how the dirty water from our homes, schools and streets is cleaned and then released into Narragansett Bay to begin the water cycle all over again.
As part of a research poster project, students also visited Riverside Park where they observed the river and looked for macroinvertebrates in the mud. Despite the cold this year, several crayfish, snails, and a water scorpion were found.
Photo: Students observe a crayfish in STEM Specialist, Stacy Gale’s hand on a recent trip to the Riverside Park.