Archive for May, 2010
On Friday May 21st, Upper Iowa University joined the North Fayette Middle School to talk about Stream Ecology. Middle school students surveyed Glover’s Creek in Echo Valley State Park for aquatic macro-invertebrates to assess stream health. They were guided by Upper Iowa Conservation Management student Derek Steele and Upper Iowa University alumnus Rebbecca Daugherty. This unique program was organized by North Fayette middle school teacher Sean Singewald.
North Fayette middle school students found the following aquatic macro-invertebrates: mayfly larvae, caddisfly larvae, freshwater shrimp, leeches, cranefly larvae, midges, and riffle beetles. Based on these findings the students determined Glover’s Creek to be in relatively good health.
You can download a PDF copy of their presentations using the links below:
Research efforts will continue through the summer so continue to visit our blog for updates.