Amitabha Basu

Dr. Basu and his partners implement “Urban Pesticides and Ecology of Philadelphia Watersheds” to help their students understand the causes and effects of our living habits on the watershed and wetlands in Philadelphia. Students learn about the impact of pesticides and herbicides used in Philadelphia and its suburbs along the Delaware River and develop watershed and wetland lesson plans. After creating a version of a map of the local Watershed, students collect samples of water and soil and compare data from various locations along the Delaware River. Students create a website to publish their results and compare them with information from the Environmental Protection Agency.