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PJMS Robotics Club Learns about Watershed Health at Station Park

Friday, July 21, 2017



Pope John Middle School Robotics Club members participated in an educational field lesson led by the Wallkill River Watershed Management Group. Through games, discussion, and hands-on activities, the students learned about non-point source pollution (“people pollution”), aquatic insects, and the protection of natural resources through the installation of projects to benefit water quality.

The Pope John Robotics Club reached out to the WRWMG because the theme of this year’s robotics competition is around water. In addition to building a robot, the club members are required to research watershed health. Because of the success of yesterday’s event, both the Pope John Robotics Club and the WRWMG look forward to finding additional ways to collaborate this summer and beyond. Before the new school year starts, the WRWMG hopes to educate the same group of students about the effects of stormwater runoff on Sussex County rivers and streams.