Monday, March 1, 2010

Santa Monica Teach & Test Mentorship Program

FEBRUARY 21, 2010

Teach and Test Mentorship Program

Pictured above: Member of the Teach and Teach and Test program Jacob Hasset takes water quality samples with students from Lincoln Middle School and SMASH by the Santa Monica Pier

Yesterday members of the Teach and Test Program at Santa Monica High School taught students from Lincoln Middle School and SMASH all about water quality testing and the importance of keeping our oceans clean. We took the students down to the beach where they each took a sample of the water and filled out a data sheet. Then they each were given the opportunity to process their sample in the laboratory and put their finished sample in the incubator. We tested their knowledge of what they learned with a game of Teach and Test Jeopardy! It was wonderful experience inspiring the youth to make a positive change in the world.

Pictured above: Members of the Teach and Test program Kou Collins and Daniel Franco teach a student from Lincoln Middle School how to process their sample in the lab.
More pictures from this field trip are posted here and unfortunately include many shots of plastic and other trash strewn across the beach. Hopefully while the Santa Monica students were helping to motivate a global movement of care for the coast, everyone was also inspired to Rise Above Plastics.

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