Lost and (Puget) Sound was produced through a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology to the City of Seattle in partnership with Seattle Public Schools, Everett Public Schools and the City of Tacoma. The 26 min. cinematic feature follows three teens who lose a key down a storm drain. In their search for the key they learn about stormwater pollution in Puget Sound and they discover they can do something about it. The film was produced for Seattle Public Utilities by Ijo Arts Media Group (ijoarts.com) and directed by Bogdan Darev.
The video comes with a presentation/discussion guide, a worksheet for the students to complete in class, and two optional community extensions which can be assigned either as homework or a service learning activity. One is an adult/student reciprocal interview, and the other is an education/outreach activity.
The program is designed in cooperation with stormwater outreach professionals and local school district science resource staff to educate and inspire behavior changes to prevent pollution and to complement existing mainstream science curriculum. The package is appropriate for a standalone element or to add local connections to several common elementary and middle school science kits including Landforms, Land and Water, Ecosystems and Solutions and Pollution.
Pilot programs are underway in upper elementary and middle school classrooms in several cities this spring. The package will be available for distribution in mid 2011. For more information contact Beth.email@example.com.
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