Activities & Lessons

Runoff Activity

December 31, 2024

Wetland in a Bottle

Spring is a great time to be Water Aware as the weather warms and we see runoff entering Lake Tahoe. Our Rain or Snow activity teaches that climate change is driving more of our precipitation to fall as rain than snow, which can cause more pollutants to enter into our Lake and cloud its clear waters. Thankfully, wetlands are an amazing, naturally occurring filter for stormwater carrying pollutants. So how does a successful wetland work and what major pollutants are we worried about in Lake Tahoe?

Join us for this hands-on activity to learn how wetlands do their magic and why they are so important to Lake Tahoe’s clarity. CLICK HERE to share this video with your friends and family.

Download this worksheet in advance to help with the activity. With the completion of the worksheet and the activity, this lesson meets 6th – 12th grade NGSS standards.
(Meets NGSS standards MS-ESS3-3, HS-LS2-7 and HS-ESS3-4)

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