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Monitoring for Water Quality


Students will measure turbidity, dissolved oxygen, and temperature at the stream and discuss the importance of each. Then students will collect macroinvertebrates and calculate a biotic index. These basic measurements will give insight into the water quality of the stream. 

Maximum of 30 participants.  For non-partner schools – fees may apply.

Standards: MS-ESS3-3, ELS.C1.C
Duration: 90 minutes
Fee: No
Offered: School Year
Location options: Retzer Nature Center, Various local streams - ponds

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