In 2016-2017, Ms. La Riviere's fifth and sixth graders will embark on an extensive study of the Cedar Lake watershed in our hometown of Monkton, Vermont. We will become true stewards of the land and water and help raise awareness in our community about the health of this precious resource.
Throughout the year, students will be collecting information, gathering data through real-world lab and field studies, and determining the issues that affect this ecosystem. By addressing our challenge question, "How does water quality affect the ecology of a community?", we hope to make recommendations to our civic leaders and community members about how we can restore, protect, and maintain the health and well-being of Cedar Lake for generations to come.