Bennett Science Kids Release Watershed Video!

Posted on: June 9th, 2016 by Leslie_Zucker

Can you help me find our local water­shed? So begins a rough­ly 25-minute jour­ney through the Ashokan water­shed that illus­trates basic con­cepts and top­ics, like what is a water­shed, stream net­works and types of streams, stream man­age­ment, the hydro­log­ic cycle, runoff and pol­lu­tants, water qual­i­ty mon­i­tor­ing, flood­plains and more — all pro­duced by stu­dent mem­bers of the Water­shed Detec­tives Club at Onte­o­ra’s Ben­nett Inter­me­di­ate School in Boiceville. The Water­shed Detec­tives Club (grades 4–6) did the act­ing and helped to make the video over a 10-week peri­od. In the video, they share infor­ma­tion learned dur­ing the school year. The stu­dents were guid­ed by Cor­nell Coop­er­a­tive Exten­sion Edu­ca­tor Matt Savat­gy, who is also Ben­nett Envi­ron­men­tal Sci­en­tist in Res­i­dence, and local video­g­ra­ph­er David Laks. The work was sup­port­ed with fund­ing from the Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram and the Catskill Water­shed Cor­po­ra­tion. You can watch the video here: Be sure to catch the “bloop­er” roll at the end!