Students provide data to Watershed Coalition

Students provide data to Watershed Coalition
Posted on 11/15/2018
Students provide data to Watershed Coalition





"We look for whether or not the water can sustain aquatic life, insects, and habitat," said Hamady Middle School teacher Tammy Wylie

Students from Hamady Middle School took a unique trip to the Black Creek in Clio, Michigan to participate in water quality testing. Thirty middle school 8th graders teamed up with staff members from General Motors to test how adequately the water can sustain aquatic life, insects, and the surrounding habitat.

Tammy Wylie explained: "We get the kids out in the field, where they use real-world testing equipment, real-world application, and gather data that are applied in the real world." "This project allows the students to have an opportunity to see nature differently."

The middle school students looked for dissolved oxygen, nitrates, phosphate, and pH levels. The Flint River Watershed Coalition uses the data that is collected by the students.

Westwood Heights is one of a few schools participating in a pilot program which conducts the testing in the fall. Most testing of the water takes place in the spring. This trip is part of the school district’s requirement for providing information to the Genesee County Drain Commission.


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