Wielenga [South Pasadena High School Teacher] visits aqueduct
|June 11, 2012 - Mr. Donald Wielenga, AP Environmental Science teacher, traveled from Pasadena along the Colorado River Reservoir to the Colorado River, where California’s water supply originates. -|
|Tiger Online (SPHS News)|
|Mr. Donald Wielenga had the opportunity to tour the California aqueduct last month through the Arroyo Seco Foundation. The AP Environmental Science teacher traveled from Pasadena along the Colorado River Reservoir to the Colorado River, where California’s water supply originates.|
“I was able to get in contact with people who could come and speak here and get resources for myself and for students,” said Wielenga. “It’s one thing to know about something, it’s another to actually see it.”
Wielenga developed a hands-on understanding of the principles of water quality, a prominent part of the AP Environmental Science curriculum, while on the trip. He had the opportunity to meet a variety of individuals while touring the aqueduct, all with different interests in water quality and the reservoir.
Wielenga also connected junior Austin Kahn with a summer internship opportunity with the Arroyo Seco Foundation.
“Mr. Wielenga came to me and said ‘here’s an opportunity,’ so I took it,” said Kahn. “It’s kind of a vague organization, but they do volunteer things and sometimes do water-quality testing.”