Day-in-the-life Water Monitoring

An ongoing student hydrology study will be enhanced by the provision of  four Vernier dissolved oxygen probes. In October 2019, 14 different sites were sampled using GLOBE Protocols to collect basic physical hydrology data as well as macroinvertebrate counts. The physical characteristic data collected used the following GLOBE protocols:

 

· Cloud Cover

· Water Transparency

· Water Temperature

· pH

· Dissolved Oxygen

· Nitrates

 

The data collected from this event has been entered into the GLOBE database and represents the work of the 275 students involved in the data collection. The students will continue their work during Spring 2020. They will complete stewardship projects. The activity will be mentored by Dr. Michael Labot, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Science Education at the State University of New York at Fredonia. 

 

Grant amount: $1,200

ABOUT YLACES

Youth Learning as Citizen Environmental Scientists assists and rewards the implementation of inquiry-based, experiential science education where students do science and contribute to understanding of our environment through recognition and financial reward programs.

Grants range from support for taking simple measurements to teacher professional development and working for pervasive inclusion of student research projects in science teaching.

 

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