Elkhorn Slough Nitrogen Case Study – Communicating Results

What do we do about it? What is mitigation?

As a class, discuss the importance of the environment and human impact on sensitive ecosystems like Elkhorn Slough. Consider some of the following questions:

  • Why is it important to protect these areas?
  • Can you help the greater community with what you have learned? How could you do this?
    • Keep in mind all of the different stakeholders on the slough (farmers, power plant, fisherman, recreational users, etc.)
  • How can you make this a better estuary for everyone without hurting anyone’s feelings?
  • Can what we learned from the Elkhorn Slough example be applied elsewhere?
  • What other issues in public policy are related to this topic?

After the class discussion, have students plan their next step and present their plan to the class.

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