On Earth Day people like to get out and bring attention to the things in our lives that harm the environment.
The 5th graders at Foust Elementary in Guilford County took it a little further with what they're calling a "streaming experiment."
"We're working on learning about eco-systems right now and food chains and food webs and of course how humans impact that," 5th-grade teacher, Nikki Woodard said. "So we thought it would be good to bring them out to our very own stream in front of our school and see what kind of impact we are having on it."
For the students, it was an eye-opening experience.
The school teamed up with the University of North Carolina Greensboro and decided that over the next three years or so they are going to adopt a stream in hopes of cleaning it up.
"We're hoping that over the years as we collect data that we can analyze it to see the pollution going down," said 5th-grade teacher, Lauren Faucette.