Estimated Time: 1 hour
Subjects: Engineering, Science, Environment, Writing, Architecture
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- Show your middle schooler NYC Water Bodies Map.
- Ask your middle schooler to research each body of water on the map and list three facts about each waterbody, citing sources.
- Take the NYC Waterbody Geography Quiz!
- Have your middle schooler read about one of the biggest issues impacting NYC’s water bodies from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation: Combined Sewage Overflows.
- Have your middle schooler look into some pilot projects by various NYC agencies that are helping reduce the impact of CSOs, including Using toilets for rain gardens and oyster reefs;
- Take the CSO quiz!