Starting on Triple Divide Peak: Where Three Oceans Meet

Join the On The River team from Triple Divide Peak in MT, where their trip starts as do three oceans: the Pacific, the Atlantic, and the Arctic.  Here we will discuss the Continental Divide, watersheds and an introduction to the On The River project and the canoers.

Grades: 6-8

Standards: ESS2.A: Earth Materials and Systems

Supplemental Work:

  •  As a class brainstorm what On The River will need to do to be successful, then brainstorm what the class needs to do to be successful.
  •  Have students calculate the distance of the On The River trip from source to sea.  If the canoers plan on the trip taking five months, how many miles per day will they need to average to complete the trip on time.
  •  As a class use maps to determine which watershed you live in and which ocean the water goes to.
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