Inquiry into Culture,
Use the following questions
to guide the creation of the Steamer Trunk that you'll be sending to an
unsuspecting class of students somewhere else in the world.
- What are "your" watershed's
- Where do natural communities
exist in your watershed, i.e., forests, prairies, wetlands, lakes, and
- What primary rivers and
streams occupy your watershed and into what ocean do they eventually
- What human communities
are in the watershed? What ethnic and cultural groups live in them?
What values and attitudes towards rivers do these groups hold? How are
these values expressed in music, literature, and art? How are the watershed's
rivers and lakes used by people today?
- What kinds of industries
exist in the watershed and how do they make use of the watershed's natural
- What is the source of drinking
water for the school's community and what happens to its storm water
runoff and sanitary sewage?
- What other communities
downstream of your watershed depend on water draining from your watershed
for drinking water?
- What environmental problems
does the watershed face and what's being done to address them?
- What threatened, rare, and
endangered animal and plant species exist within your watershed and
what threatens their existence?
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