The second lecture focuses on stormwater runoff.
Students examine how human development degrades their Accotink Creek Watershed and eventually the Chesapeake Bay. By taking a close look at the school’s footprint, students are able to analyze the impact their 40 acre campus actually has on Accotink Creek.
Non-point source pollution becomes a major topic as students consider contaminants coming from parking lots and roads. The sheer volume of runoff is daunting. In an average rain event, 887,951 gallons of stormwater drain from Fairfax High School.