Project Green 2010

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Project Green 2010

  1. 1. Project GREEN Presentation By: Swartz Creek Middle School 8 th Grade (Team 8-1) Friday, May 14, 2010
  2. 2. Introduction to GREEN <ul><li>Mrs. Forbes’ 2 nd year </li></ul><ul><li>3 teams / 320 8 th grade students at SCMS </li></ul><ul><li>Team 8-1 did our testing at the site. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Global Concerns <ul><li>Human Impact on Our Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing Pollution </li></ul><ul><li>Cleaning Up Pollution From the Past </li></ul>
  4. 4. Local Concerns <ul><li>GM Industry and water and/or air pollution concerns from the past and present </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 15-20 small blue gills were found a week after water testing near the storm drain (it is still being investigated) </li></ul><ul><li>Pesticides and fertilizers used on local golf courses and farms </li></ul><ul><li>Proximity of bus garage and storm drain </li></ul>
  5. 5. GM Concerns
  6. 6. Dead Fish Found Near Storm Drain
  7. 7. Golf Course in our Community
  8. 8. Bus Garage
  9. 9. Local Studies We Are Here
  10. 10. Local Studies <ul><li>Site: East of the bridge at SCMS </li></ul><ul><li>April 22, 2010, 8:30 – 10:00 AM </li></ul><ul><li>40 F and </li></ul><ul><li>Sunny </li></ul>o
  11. 11. Local Results <ul><li>D.O. – 8.2 mg/L & 70% Sat = 12.75 </li></ul><ul><li>Fecal Coliform – 0 Colonies/100mL = 15.68 </li></ul><ul><li>pH – 7.5 Units = 10.12 </li></ul><ul><li>B.O.D. – 2.6 Difference = 8.8 </li></ul><ul><li>Temp. – 9 C with no change upstream = 9.3 </li></ul><ul><li>Total Phosphorus – 0.04 mg/L = 9.6 </li></ul><ul><li>Nitrates – 1.1 mg/L = 9.7 </li></ul><ul><li>Turbidity – 10 JTU’s = 6.08 </li></ul><ul><li>Total Solids – 2 mg/L = 5.53 </li></ul><ul><li>WQI = 87.56 = Good! (only 2.44 from Excellent) </li></ul>o
  12. 12. Conclusion/Suggestions <ul><li>Enforce laws about littering </li></ul><ul><li>Routine cleaning up of litter </li></ul><ul><li>Inform our community & teach younger kids </li></ul><ul><li>Use less fertilizers and pesticides </li></ul><ul><li>Conserve water </li></ul><ul><li>Plant trees </li></ul><ul><li>Rain gardens could be used instead of runoff going directly into the storm drain </li></ul>
  13. 13. Thank You <ul><li>Teachers: </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Forbes </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers: </li></ul><ul><li>Dennis Weiler </li></ul><ul><li>Miss. Appel </li></ul><ul><li>Our Principal: </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Klaeren </li></ul><ul><li>Students in team 8-1 </li></ul>
  14. 14. Credits <ul><li>Shelby Kinney </li></ul><ul><li>Jacob Ray </li></ul><ul><li>Angela Boshaw </li></ul><ul><li>Kailynn Rohde </li></ul><ul><li>Jennifer Fuson </li></ul><ul><li>Jenna Schoenfield </li></ul><ul><li>Hunter Harrison </li></ul><ul><li>Bobby Thomas </li></ul>
  15. 15.  Thanks for listening! 

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