There were many cools things about the visit to the Ridgewood Reservoir. In addition to being a beautiful place to be on a misty day, kids got to trace their drinking water's trip from the Ashokan...their camp site...to this former site of the Brooklyn reservoir. Students used drinking straws to construct an aqueduct system, one team at a time. Then they joined their systems into one; superimposing it on top of a large map of the NY State water shed.
(As an aside: This blogger learned that her drinking water came from this Reservoir up until the late 1950s. And that someone's grandmother remebered swimming there! Yikes!)