|Mr. Curry's 5th Grade (web)
Vinci Park School
Berryessa Union School District
San Jose, CA
Our class lives up to our school name, the Vinci Park Explorers, as we
explore the world around us through trips and virtually through the
world wide web.
Fresh Water: Penitencia Creek
and the Guadalupe River
We studied about
local watershed. We adopted our local creek, Upper Penitencia
Creek and helped clean it up a few times during the year.
Some of our GATE students participated in the
BioSITE program in studying the Guadalupe River, which is the major
river flowing through San Jose on its way to the salt marsh and
eventually into SF Bay and out into the ocean. They measured, at
both upstream and downstream at 3 different times of the year the pH
levels, salinity, turpulence and speed of the river.