International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Monitoring of Fresh Water Bodies

Activity by Pedro Robles   |   added on Jul 13, 2011   |   Puerto Rico Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): Caribbean University, Estuario de la Bahía de San Juan

Water monitoring of fresh water bodies by public school students from elementary, intermediate and high school students. Undergraduate students of Caribbean University are also participating in the water monitoring program.

A water monitoring of some fresh water bodies were started on May 22, 2011. Students and teachers from several public schools, like Jesús Sánchez Eraso School, Dr. José Antonio Dávila School, both located in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. A group of Home scholars from Bayamón municipality  is also participating in this water monitoring program. Undergradute students from Caribbean University got involved in this effort both sampling and training school teachers and students. Other public and private schools will be enrolled in this project to increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry and the importance of protecting water resources.

Topic: water monitoring, water, chemistry courses, demonstrations, rivers, streams, educational materials, science Audience: students, educators, research, undergraduate students, university, undergraduate research, public school research, high school, intermediate school, children, water quality, elementary school
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May 05 - Dec 30, 2011 Water Quality Monitoring