7th Graders Spend the Day Collecting Data at Fleming Creek
On Monday, April 23rd the entire 7th grade class, with the help of 25 volunteers from the Huron River Watershed Council, 10 teachers, and 10 parents, collected water quality data on Fleming Creek. It was quite a show: student groups worked with adult volunteers at 14 stations to collect various biological and chemical data – everything from counting macro-invertebrates, measuring stream speed and pH to measuring dissolved oxygen, turbidity, temperature and looking at stream habitat.
“It was the best of service learning,” says 7th grade science teacher Ann Novak. “because the event connected to the 7th grade science curriculum, matching students with both experts and volunteers in the community, all collaborating to determine the health of Fleming Creek for organisms.”
Our own “Greenhills stream,” where students conduct their stream study in science, flows into Fleming Creek, which then drains into the Huron River – an integral and essential part of the Ann Arbor area.
Click here to view photos from photographer Haley Buffman.
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