Which Bus Line Has the Most Bacteria?


Project WISE (Watersheds Inspiring Science Education)

Project WISE (Watersheds Inspiring Student Education) is in the middle of their Environmental Research Projects! WISE is a program that engages environmental science classes at Galileo Academy of Science and Technology.

The students have broken up into small groups and chosen various environmental topics relevant to their lives and neighborhoods. Over the next several weeks, the students will be doing research, conducting experiments, and visiting field sites as part of their projects.

The topics for this year:

  • Pesticides in Food
  • Obesity
  • Which Muni Bus Line is Nastiest? (bacteria levels on different buses)
  • Cigarettes and Health
  • Green Building
  • Agriculture and Food Systems
  • Watershed Health and Disaster Preparedness
  • Toxins in Food
  • Cell Phones and Human Health
  • Lead in Soils/School Gardens

The students will be presenting their research at the symposium on March 20 and March 21. (That’s when you’ll learn the answer to the cleanest bus line question!)

Check out the video below to see an example of a research project from one of last year’s WISE groups.

For more information, contact the Crissy Field Center’s Environmental Science Specialist, Francis Taroc, at ftaroc@parksconservancy.org.

Reframing School Lunch from Crissy Field Center on Vimeo.

This video was created as part of the Project WISE Environmental Science Symposium. The mission of Project WISE is to enable youth to discover their roles within and impact on the natural world and to realize their own potential to become socially and scientifically conscious members of their local and global communities.

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