Name _____Malorie Torrey_________________________________UVA Email:_mkt8f__________________
Course Instructor__William Sherman_______________ TA (If applicable)_______Joel______________
Please mark the appropriate sentence that describes your experience with the UVA Bay Game.
________ I have played the UVA Bay Game before. Number of times_______________
___X_____ I have NOT played the UVA Bay Game before.
Please respond to the following questions as completely as your current knowledge of the subject allows.
1. List the variables and concepts that you think are part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed system (You can list as many as you would like. Use additional space if needed).
People’s water use, rain levels, runoff from industry, fishing, weather (seasonal changes),
2. Describe the relationship and interaction between these variables. Be specific. For example, if you state that A influences B, indicate the direction and nature of the influence (i.e., A transforms B in this way, A increases/decreases B, etc.).
The more water people use, the more wastewater runs into the watershed, bringing silt and pollution down to the mouth of the bay in larger quantities, reducing the amount of oxygen in the water thereby reducing the amount of plant and animal life that can flourish, reducing the amount of fish able to live in the bay, reducing the livelihood of fishermen, who then overfish to attempt to make up their lost income, and so depleting the number of fish in the bay even further.