The Newport Beach Chapter's Teach and Test Program reaches 800 students from seven area high schools every year. At Corona del Mar High School, science teacher Kim Rapp, has worked BWTF water testing into her curriculum for her eleventh and twelfth grade AP Environmental Science classes. Throughout the year the students go into the Back Bay to collect water samples in the creek and estuary. Back in the classroom the students measure the bacteria levels of their samples and report their results online to share with the community. Her hope is that after her students graduate, they will continue to inform and educate community members around them. Read more about Kim’s story on this local media website Newport Beach Patch. Check out Corona del Mar High's data and sampling locations on their BWTF webpage.
The Blue Water Task Force (BWTF), presented by Emergen-C Blue®, helps local chapters alert citizens and officials in their communities about water quality issues and works to implement solutions. As clean water becomes an increasingly scarce resource, Emergen-C Blue is committed to supporting, enhancing, and extending the efforts of the BWTF by donating 20 cents for every box sold to further the important work being done to improve water quality. For more information about Emergen-C Blue and the Emergen-C Fund, please visit myemergenc.com/fund .