Student: Why are there even environmental engineers Mrs. Brinza?
Mrs. Brinza: I'm not sure. Why do YOU think there are?
Student: The environment must be pretty important?
Mrs. Brinza: Great question!
Meet Tehya, a young girl living on a Native American reservation in Washington, right here in the United States. Tehya loves to be outside and experience nature. It's part of her blood.
While outside one day, she notices a shiny, black substance floating on top of the water. She knows it doesn't belong and immediately wonders how this can affect the ecosystem where she lives.
Over the next two weeks we will learn how she seeks the help and experience of an environmental engineer to design a solution to this very REAL problem.
Vocabulary: environmental engineer, technology, ecosystem absorb, engineering design process, food web,