What’s something we learned by doing this project that other people might not know?
Through doing this project, we found out that our daily impact on our watershed due to stormwater pollution is much larger than we anticipated. While researching to create the slides and worksheets for the students we worked with, we also found out more about the precariousness of water quality in our watershed right now, and how dangerous it can be on all levels, including humans. We strongly believe that there needs to be a higher level of consciousness about stormwater pollution in specific so that people can take action to more effectively address the situation at hand.
We were able to work with an after school program's 5th graders, which was a class of 15 students.
What’s the most important thing that needs to happen next in order to keep this project going?
From this point, we should continue to implement the curriculum to more and more audiences and classes, so that the students may be able to bring home what they have learned and create changes within households. Fostering connections with schools, creating and researching for more curriculum about this topic, and following up with schools that we have already worked with may all be very helpful to further our impact.
If we could expand the reach of this project in some way, what do you think are the best next steps for the next person to take?
The next steps for this project would likely involve the creation of more curriculum, and spreading said curriculum to more schools and students.
These are the Collective leaders and non-profit partners who keep this work going.
Our advisor through this process, and helped us in formulating ideas and really being able to bring this project to life.
Land Use and Environmental Planner for the City of San Diego, who guided us about the current state and specifics of the condition of stormwater pollution in San Diego.
Director of Marketing at MIG, guided us through the overall process of working with Project CleanWater, and with tailoring our Wonderment page and maximizing our overall impact.
Water resources scientist at Wood, guided us about specific issues in San Diego today, and specific actions that we can take to combat them.