SEM Link will host a World Water Day Celebration on March 22, 2019 in collaboration with two federal agencies, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Southern Red Dirt (a private company), along with volunteer Metro Atlanta geoscientists. For the World Water Celebration, SEM Link will partner with up to 4 schools (elementary, middle and high schools) in Fulton County Public Schools, to engage students in hands on Earth science activities. Students will participate in activities that blend talks from geoscientists that combine career exploration and hands on STEM activities. All students will engage in water and soil sample collection and analysis using tools, such as kits, microscopes and pH meters. Some of the samples will be tested immediately and other samples will be sent to off-site laboratories which the students will receive the results at a later date. Each of the school sites, will have a lead scientist that will work with the STEAM Coordinator to plan activities that will take place at the school based on the resources available at the school (equipment, school, garden etc.) and the alignment with district’s Earth Science curriculum and state standards. The overall goal of the World Water Day Celebration is to demonstrate the impact of Earth science on water resources and conservation.

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