Project 3: Project Rivers
||Ellis Stuckless -
Environmental Science 3205 Teacher
P.O. Box 220
Baie Verte, NF
Tel: (709) 532-4288
||Levels I - III
|Project Start and
||Mid. February 1998- Mid.
Project Rivers is an existing project of Holy Heart
High School, St. John's. The Baie Verte High students
would participate in this project as a partner by
adopting a section of the Main River from the J.R.
SMALLWOOD bridge to the river estuary, approximately one
kilometer. The Baie Verte High School project will
support the goals and aims of "Project Rivers"
as outlined in the Holy Heart proposal. The students of
Environmental science 3205 at Baie Verte High will
undertake to care for the section of Main River on an
ongoing basis. Results of water tests, clean-up,
pollution watch and investigations congruent with those
of the sponsoring group will be posted to the STELLAR
- To see the connection between the global
situation and the local or personal situation.
- To identify the impact of human activity on the
- To gather, organize, interpret and evaluate
information related to an environmental issue on
the local level.
- To develop a sense of personal responsibility and
empowerment in relation to the environment and
Intended Learning Outcomes:
- Adoption of a section of a local river (Main
- Monitoring the section of river for evidence of
damage, specifically water pollution, litter, and
general health of the ecosystem, biweekly posting
data on the school homepage and to the host site.
- Contribute to and participate in the network of
online projects that support Project Rivers.
- use the Internet to communicate with
- upgrade the school homepage to include the
"Project River" site.
- use field techniques for collection of data on
the river system.
- elicit the aid of a local diving club to
determine the effluent that has been deposited in
the bottom of the Bay.
Anecdotal records and observations by the students and
teacher involved in the project. Students will be
required to complete a class log of the project and
present their findings to the school and town of Baie
Verte. Students will be monitored for the types of
research skills they employ. This will further be
enhanced by students abilities in group decision-making
and cooperation. Students will also be expected to:
- describe why fresh water ecosystems are
- describe the major difference between standing
and flowing water in the freshwater ecosystem.
- employ the data gathering techniques as they
collect, collate and interpret data.