Casa Grande High

Teachers: Todd Adams
Previous Teachers: John Shribbs, Sten Mander, Katie Tobin
Subject: AP Environmental Science
Grade: 11-12

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Project Summary

This year we will change our focus from monitoring benthic macroinvertebrate to evaluating the effects of land use practices and riparian vegetation on water quality within 3 tributaries of the Petaluma River. In order to investigate these connections students will collect and evaluate the following data:

  1. Conduct transects to characterize the species diversity, percent cover, and complexity (canopy layers) within the riparian community.
  2. Map the occurrence and extent of invasive non-native species in the riparian community.
  3. Collect water quality data (turbidity, nutrients, specific conductivity, and temperature) during 3 storm events.
  4. Use GIS mapping technology to delineate these subwatersheds and calculate percent impervious and pervious cover and land use types within each subwatershed.
  5. Map the extent of bank erosion within each stream.

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Student Work

The above presentation was shared by Casa Grande High School students at our 2018 Watershed Classroom Student Showcase

This is a presentation by students Vanessa Giorgi, Kiley Cramer, and Camille Lee in Todd Adam's AP Environmental Science Class at Casa Grande High School. It was presented at the 2017 Watershed Classroom Student Showcase. 

This is a presentation by students in Todd Adam's AP Environmental Science Class at Casa Grande High School. It was presented at the 2016 Watershed Classroom Showcase.