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Watersheds

16

February

In geology, a watershed is an area of land that drains into a river or other body of water. As an event, a watershed is a period marking a turning point in a course of action. Each city along a body of water relies on that water for sustenance, transportation and connection. This watershed is the moment Tampa has grasped to preserve the bay and city life it sustains. Inhabitants (people, animals, plants) living within and alongside a watershed interact and impact the watershed. With your class, discuss the parts of a watershed. Look in the St. Petersburg Times for pictures and articles, which represent the watershed and ecosystem in which you live. Create a collage with the articles and pictures you find. Write a creative story discussing the parameters of your ecosystem: Who lives in your ecosystem/community? How do all these inhabitants of the animal kingdom (including humans) depend on each other? What types of interactions occur? How do these interactions affect the watershed? Share what you have learned here on the NIE Blogging Zone.

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