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!