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A Watershed Community

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Participants learn about elements of a healthy watershed and build a model of it on butcher paper. Then, they add human elements to the watershed and learn about how humans can positively and negatively affect the health of a watershed.

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Hints for uses in your library This activity is originally created for a classroom setting, but can be adapted to the library setting by merging the daily activities into a short program where you encourage patrons to add natural and human elements to the butcher paper river and discuss how each addition contributes to or takes away from the health of the river, and what impacts those things might have downstream.
Originating Source Utah Nature Explorers
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A Watershed Community

A Watershed Community

Participants learn about elements of a healthy watershed and build a model of it on butcher paper. Then, they add human elements to the watershed and learn about how humans can positively and negatively affect the health of a watershed.