The Science of the Catawba River

Date(s) & Location(s):
July 9 - 14, 2023 in Morganton, NC
July 16 - 21, 2023 in Morganton, NC
Grades Eligible:
Rising  7th 8th 9th
Course Description:

The Catawba River starts in Western North Carolina, and flows through the state, eventually crossing over into South Carolina where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean near Charleston. All along its river banks, it tends to be a favorite recreation spot for both young and old alike. Rivers, even though they can be full of fun recreation, have their challenges. Throughout this week we will explore water quality, erosion, ecosystems, and human impact on the river. We will spend the week exploring the science of the Catawba River, how we as protectors of this earth can make a difference to preserve its beauty, and spend a day or two with our feet in the river water, experiencing real world learning.

Michelle Simpson