This May, GPC’s Land Labs team led four field trips for 110 local middle schoolers. Students learned about the importance of stewardship through monitoring Curley Creek by studying biological indicators.
Students calculated a Pollution Tolerance Index which specifies overall water quality for bodies of water. This data is collected and kept by GPC to use to monitor the water quality of Curley Creek.
The students enjoyed getting a closer look at macroinvertebrates, an important food source for salmon.
A round of the “Salmon Game”, which mimicked the life cycle of salmon and the obstacles they face on their journey, got the students moving.
Land Labs runs community science projects like this to connect students to nature and introduce them to STEM career fields!
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