Monday, June 18, 2018

King Middle School Stewards Plant Back Cove

Students at King Middle School have spent several months learning about watersheds, water health, and polluted runoff to understand how actions and activities on the land can impact our water. 


Students explored thhow humans can impact local waterways during a field trip to the Presumpscot River (Windham, ME) and Capisic Brook (Portland, ME). They performed water quality tests and observed the area surrounding the River and Brook. Through these tests and observations, the students discovered that water tends to be more polluted where there are fewer trees and more buildings.

King Middle School study the health of the Presumpscot River.

Students completed a service learning project where they planted native trees, shrubs, and flowers along Back Cove. The new plants will help hold soil in place, filter pollution, and provide important habitat for pollinators, like bees and butterflies.


King Middle School students plant a native trees, shrubs,
and flowers to protect along Back Cove.

Students also put together public service announcements to share information about different sources of water pollution. Check out all of their creative videos here or view the top rated videos below.

Nutrients

Trash



Sediment

Thermal


Toxins