Urban Runoff from Green Observers Foundation on Vimeo.
FROM THE CLASSROOM…
Teach & Test is an educational advocacy program that teaches students about urban runoff and water quality while empowering them to affect positive change in their community.
TO THE BEACH…
Students at Santa Monica High School
and Palisades High School test water quality at their local beaches on a weekly basis.
IN THE LAB…
Using marine biology lab equipment provided by Surfrider Foundation, students process and analyze the samples, tracking trends and patterns in bacterial levels.
AND INTO THECOMMUNITY…
To raise awareness of the issues related to poor water quality, students share their findings and recommendations with their peers and the community through school meetings, community demonstrations, art and murals, presentations at City Council, School newspapers, local media and YouTube videos.
TO SEE THEIR RESULTS
In an effort to engage inland communities—who significantly contribute to urban runoff and ocean pollution–students give educational presentations to schools around Los Angeles using lesson plans and activities they create themselves.