On Tuesday, September 22 Barrington Area Conservation Trust ‘s Conservation Leadership Project Coordinator, Susan Lenz, led approximately 220 Barrington High School students on a quest in Flint Creek. The objective? To input their real world data into a stream monitoring program that will make comparisons between sites from season to season and year to year.
These students from five Barrington High School AP and Honors Environmental Science classes visited one of five sites on a portion of Flint Creek located on the BHS campus. They performed physical, chemical, and biological tests. The students will revisit the same site several times throughout the school year and monitor their observations.
BHS teachers from these classes commented that for some of the students this was the first time they had been in a river. The students reactions were surprise at the variety of living organisms in the river. The Science Department Chair, Julie Baylor, stated that “everyone is really happy and excited for the next monitoring experience”.
Watch for updated information on the Conservation Leadership Project Stream Monitoring.