WATER AND WEEDS
What an exciting and jam-packed week of BGT! On Wednesday we went on a field trip to the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. We learned about the reservoirs in the Catskill Mountains where NYC gets its water, built models of a watershed, and took a tour of the plant including the great Digester Eggs: stomach-like contraptions that “digest” human waste and turn it into fertilizer.
On Wednesday afternoon at PS239 guest expert Ellie Irons (a local artist and botanist) introduced us to the wonders of weeds (or, as she calls them, wild plants) and seed libraries, both tools we can use to adapt to warming global temperatures. We even got to plant our very own Pokeweed and Morning Glories! And we wrote our final rough drafts.
We’re off next week for winter break; after that, we’ll pick the plays that get produced in April, and start rewriting!