CBF Water Quality Investigation Series & Interactive Map

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Students test nitrates, phosphates, and dissolved oxygen on the Baltimore Harbor Environmental Education Program.

Ian Robbins/CBF Staff

During CBF field experiences, participants often investigate the health of their waterway by measuring water quality parameters in the field. Since 2013, CBF has been compiling these results in our Water Quality App.

This map shows sites where students have collected and uploaded water quality data. The data is available on the site for student analysis.

The application allows students to explore new ways to use technology in field investigations, helps to document water quality trends throughout the watershed, and gives participants real-world data and tools that they can use to make connections back in the classroom.

To aid in those connections, students, teachers, and CBF staff worked together to create a series of classroom investigation guides to further analyze student-collected water quality data and watershed issues. Called the What's in Our Water(shed)? Investigation Series, the online guides walk students through interpreting the field data, creating graphs, synthesizing correlations, and developing conclusions, all to investigate different real-world natural phenomena.

Educator's Guide to the CBF Water Quality Interactive Map (PDF)

Interactive Water Quality Map

What's in our Water(shed)? Investigation Series

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