Date: September 27th, 2012
Water temperature: 18 degrees Celsius
Air Temperature: 71.4 degrees Fahrenheit
Air Pressure: 784.4 mmHg
Animal Observations: There was a lot of marvel on the small rocks. They were very tiny and pretty difficult to see but you could see them. There were many birds flying around too.
Plant Observations: There were many plants on the parallel areas to the river, the riparian region. A lot of the cat’s tail was there.
General Observations: I swear I saw a fish splash….. Noone else saw it but I saw it.
Other Observations: I couldn’t go in the water but just from touching the rock I could feel the cool rush of water.
We could clearly see the role that the rocks in the path play. It allows the water to splash and allows air to go into the water. The water turns white because of the air
There is a bird in the picture below.
– The importance of increasing our boundaries –
We need to explore the world. The only way to truly live is to be strong and explore the ends of your own boundaries. Personally, I am not afraid of water but I am afraid of dirty water. I am afraid of the small Tancheon that I live right in front of. A couple years ago for an AP Biology research project I had examined the water near Joongang Park and found a lot of weird animals living in the water. The water was after a large rainfall and was dirty. It was simply not sanitary, not good enough to walk in.
And although I wasn’t able to go in to the water during this environmental perspective day, I am sure that the other students had the same ideas as I had. Korean water and rivers are not known for their cleanliness due to factors that we are unaware of mostly factories and litter. But the fact that every single person entered the water really surprises me. It must have been a hard decision. A hard fight against our own minds to go into this water. With all the small water creatures (marvel) floating around.