Engineers Wanted! Water Quality and Conservation Overnight
Our Engineers Wanted: Water Quality and Conservation Overnight program will provide hands-on education for students to be educated and inspired to take ownership of environmental concerns of water quality and conservation. The importance of conserving water as a scarce and precious resource will be underlining concept during each phase of the program. During this program students will explore the concepts Ocean imbalance in terms of eutrophication and the effects it can have on ecosystems. Students will participate in Surfriders Blue Water Task for program to test water quality. They will also have the chance to engineer a water filter with various tools and materials as well as a vertical garden to better understand options to conserve water and grow your own food in urban areas. In the cruise portion of this program students will embark our on our research vessel the R/V Sea Explorer where they will collect and explore harmful algae blooms, fluorometry to measure plankton productivity and benthic fish to identify and discuss biogeographic of varying species.