On Friday, students in Kelly McWilliams’ Environmental Science Class took a field trip to the City of Columbus Waste Water Treatment Plant. The students were given a tour by a plant employee tracing the process from the moment water goes down the drain until it is released into the Crawfish River about five miles downstream from Wisconsin Academy. The plant serves the nearly 5,000 residents of Columbus. The tour of the plant coincides nicely with a water usage unit the class will soon be studying.
Environmental Science class builds on the foundation of knowledge gained in Biology. Topics covered include botany, ornithology, entomology, environmental chemistry, microbiology, cytology, and organismal biology. Laboratory (indoors and outdoors) is a part of this course. This course may be taken for optional college credit.