Thursday, February 7, 2019

Center for Urban Waters

The students in the Bridges program got to visit a pretty amazing building in the Port of Tacoma recently: the Center for Urban Waters.

We learned about how Tacoma manages waste water and storm water and learned about the special environmental features of the building housing City of Tacoma, University of Washington and other Puget Sound scientists, engineers and policy makers who are looking for ways to restore and protect the Puget Sound.

We played a game with EnviroChallengers program leader Jacqueline Fuller to track contamination through Tacoma's storm water drains, testing water at different points in the storm water system to track down the source of pollution.

We reported the source of the pollution to the engineers in charge, and got to meet a lot of the other scientists and professionals who work in the building.

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