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Bingham Arts Academy - B-WET

5th grade students are testing and monitoring the health of the near by Thunder Bay River through biological and chemical analysis.
Watershed Studies

As part of the NOAA B-WET grant for education of Thunder Bay River Watershed, Bingham students are joining many other students around the region in monitoring the health of the river. The students walk from their school building each spring and fall to Island Mill Park, and island on the Thunder Bay River within Alpena City limits. There they use dip-nets to capture, identify and count macro invertebrates as biological indicators of river health, and also chemical tablets to sample the rivers pH, dissolved oxygen, phosphates and ammonia levels. These young scientists are contributing their findings to a larger data set that includes many similar sites, monitored by other classes, along the Thunder Bay River.

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Project Participants
Leadership Team (Bingham Arts Academy)
Jessica Lang
Anne Negro
Community Partners
Created on Thursday, February 07, 2013
 
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