This has been a busy fall with students learning about human impact on water quality and how our actions can improve that quality. Students at Eastern Elementary in Scott County began their unit on water quality with a litter cleanup of their school campus. It was an eye opening experience! They found 734 pieces of litter on the playground and beside the parking lot.

Students categorized their finds and added them to a litter map of the school grounds, using a color code to show what type of litter was found and where it was found. Candy wrappers, followed by juice box straws and wrappers, were the top items found. Students are working on a litter abatement plan to reduce litter at their school.