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Headfirst at Home: Oil Spill Cleanup

April 13, 2020

Today we're going to explore conservation of one of our planet's greatest resources -- water!

Environmental disasters such as oil spills take a major toll on our precious ecosystems including seas and marine life. Fortunately, scientists have discovered ways to reduce the environmental damage of oil spills and preserve both water and the creatures that call it home. In today's exploration, we're going to learn some cleaning techniques that real scientists use to help save water and marine life after an oil spill.

Objective: Today we're exploring water as a precious resource, meaning it is something we need to protect and preserve. Campers will test different materials to observe their effectiveness in cleaning up an oil spill. The best way to preserve our aquatic ecosystems is to prevent spills from happening in the first place​​​​​​!