Field Studies

Field studies coupled with classroom activities are an integral part of Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences. Find a field study program that gets your students' feet wet and hands dirty.

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Watershed Field Investigation

Take your students outdoors! Examine how the health of their schoolyard affects the entire Chesapeake Bay Watershed by using GPS units, taking soil samples and testing for nutrient pollutants.

Organization(s): Nauticus
Location: 1 Waterside Drive Norfolk, VA 23510 (Map It)
Theme(s): Habitats and Critters, Pollution and Pressures, Restoration, Land Use and Agriculture
Level(s): Elementary School, Middle School
Program Length(s): Day Trips
Keywords: nitrogen and carbon cycle, pollution, land use, watershed, geocaching (GIS/GPS), sediment, soil and rocks, stream study, water quality, water testing
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Elizabeth River Eco Expedition

Get onboard the Victory Rover! This in depth field trip will consist of a three-part guided boat trip exploring the Elizabeth River's ecology, biology and history. Perform water chemistry experiments, hands on activities with a coastal enviroscape and perform biological sampling.

Organization(s): Nauticus
Location: 1 waterside drive Norfolk, VA 23510 (Map It)
Theme(s): Habitats and Critters, Pollution and Pressures, Land Use and Agriculture
Level(s): Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Program Length(s): Day Trips
Keywords: boats, canoes and kayaks, pollution, land use, stream study, water quality, water testing
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