We have to take care of our water

This video was scripted, voiced, and edited by Abreham B., class of 2014 graduate, at Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC) in Ithaca, NY. Youth Voice students explore environmental scYouthVoice2 logoience topics of personal interest while learning production skills from WSKG’s youth media curriculum.

Cayuga Lake is taking a hit by human waste

Produced by: Abreham B., Ithaca High School, Class of 2014
Video & photography by: Nancy Coddington & Solvejg Wastvedt 

In recent years, human waste is having a negative effect on Cayuga Lake. Microplastics are one specific cause of problems. The ecology of the lake is being effected and some water animals, such as zebra muscles, are digesting these microplastics.

Bill Foster is the Program Director for Cayuga Lake Floating Classroom. “When we take young people out on the lake,” says Foster, “we teach them about the ecology of the lake and how this system works that they depend upon for drinking water.”

“Instead of leaving experts to deal with the problem, we should help because we are part of the problem,” says student-producer Abreham B. “As a community, we have to take care of our water and Cayuga Lake.”




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