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Flushable, Not Flushable

Happy Tuesday Watershed Explorers,

I hope that your first day of virtual learning was a huge success. I wanted to start today by telling you how much I appreciate that some of you are taking the time to read the blog. I hope that you are enjoying the posts. As always, please send me your pictures and other stories and I will definitely showcase them.

I received a wonderful message yesterday from my junior scientist friend Jacob at Oaklawn Elementary. He visited the Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge in Exeter, RI with his family and took these awesome pictures. Thank you Jacob for sharing and thank you for getting outside to enjoy nature with your family. The moss that you found looks so comfy on that log!

Now for today's blog! The reason that it is titled Flushable, Not Flushable is because many of you are missing this month's lesson where we talk about flushable versus non-flushable items. We focus on wipes, but there are lots of items that people put down their drains that they shouldn't. The best advice is to only flush the 3 Ps. Those are poop, pee and toilet paper. It is also important to remember not to put grease, or food down the sinks in your home. We ask that grease be cooled and put in the trash can and food can either be composted or put in the trash can. I have included some information as well as an experiment that you can try at home. Also, for those that I already saw this month, you received a special Mr. Can coloring book that I hope you can use to do some fun activities at home and for all the other scientists that I am missing, I hope to get those to you when we are back together again.

Happy learning wonderful scientists. I hope that you have a beautiful day!

Much love,

Mrs. Morissette

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