Re: NANFA-- k-12 programs?

Robert Carillio (
Thu, 14 Nov 2002 10:01:37 -0600

> One thing that I did for a local tv program called "kazoo" was to show the
> idea of riparian zone. I took two white buckets of water that had
> red food coloring which represented fertilizers and other pollutants. We
> went to two spots along the river that runs through the zoo, one had
> concrete to the river's edge and the other had trees and shrubs along the
> edge. At both spots I dumped a bucket about four feet from the water. It
> was a great demonstration of how trees, shrubs, and grasses absorb and
> filter water before it gets to the stream itself. In the aquarium, you can
> visually show how just a few drops of dye (fertilizer) can affect the
> I am sure that they would like the field trip part of it also.

This is some brillant stuff, Nick!!! Great example that really paints a
picture! Good Job!
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