Taking it to the field
Students from Prairie Mountain chose the right day to do their stream study! The weather cooperated and although they did not have to get wet, many chose to “dive” right in. Each student in Pam Brand’s class was assigned a job, anywhere from collecting macroinvertebrates, to testing for dissolved oxygen, to measuring the pH of the water, all in their backyard at the Amazon canal. There was even a safety crew making sure kids were not in the way of bikers or pedestrians on the path. Each year students learn about water quality in the classroom, then they take their newly learned skills and practice them in the field.