Monday, April 23, 2012

Enviroscape Watershed run-off model big hit at Rolla Earth Day

Anne McClay, Project Coordinator, City of Rolla Public Works Department, uses an interactive watershed run-off model to demonstrate the dangerous effects chemicals and pollutants can have on a community’s streams, rivers and lakes. McClay assisted over 200 students as they used bottled water and spray bottles to simulate how rain washes such pollutants as oil, antifreeze, fertilizer, industrial chemicals and yard waste into nearby creeks, streams and other bodies of water   during the annual Rolla Earth Day Celebration on Friday, April 20 at Missouri S&T’s Havener Center.
McClay will be using the model at various community events, schools and functions to teach and educate folks about the harmful effects chemicals and other pollutants can have on the community’s water quality.

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