We went on a field trip for school yesterday. First, we went to a water recycling facility. It was interesting. It wasn’t a wastewater plant – they take partially treated water, and clean it some more. It’s not drinkable, but it gets used for other things like irrigation and coolant water.
The visit included an activity where kids tried to filter muddy water and make it as clear as possible. It was entertaining and educational.
Our next stop was nearby. It was a small aquarium at the end of a pier in an area called Manhattan Beach.
Despite its small size, it was an interesting place. They had a tide pool tank where you could touch things, and several small tanks with interesting inhabitants.
When we got back to school, I was tired! Whew! I took a nap when I got home.