Summer Camps in Northern California: June-Aug. 2021

Watershed and Ichthyology

  • Led by Molly Shapiro
  • Grades 3-4
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Watershed and Ichthyology

Science enthusiasts! This week-long investigation will allow student scientists to understand better where our water comes from and how it is maintained. We will celebrate and explore watersheds that serve the San Francisco human and animal community. Our camp will have two primary focuses. One, ichthyology and how fish in the Bay and beyond live and experience harm—two, the water systems that benefit us. We will learn about the watersheds that service our area, test their quality, and learn about factors that keep them clean or pollute them. We will dissect a shark to see how its body is suited for life in water. We will be creating and decorating nature journals to record our observations about ecosystems found in our various aquatic communities. We’ll become an active and diligent water advocate. Showing we care, we will be participating in a beach cleanup and water monitoring as well!

This camp will hold two learning field trips. On these days, drop-off and pick-up will be in Crissy Field and the Presidio, as we avoid using MUNI.

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Watershed and Ichthyology
Molly Shapiro

Molly Shapiro

Led byMolly Shapiro

Molly equally cares about the environment and people. She is an AmeriCorps Climate Corp fellow, teaching K-5 grades about urban gardening in San Francisco. She did the same previously in NYC, where she also worked to expand the urban forest footprint of the city at the New York Tree Trust. Molly conducted research on gas concentration in seawater at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Institute for two years. She volunteered extensively, teaching ELS to immigrants and TASC (high school diploma) to female prisoners.

Molly earned a B.A. in environmental science from the Barnard College of Columbia University.