On Wednesday, October 21, NEWRnet graduate student, Matt Vaughan, along with CWDD Staff met Harwood Union Middle School eighth graders at Lozelle Brook - right on the school campus! The eighth grade science teacher, Brian Wagner, has been involving the students in an ongoing project to learn about the school's storm water runoff infrastructure.
At the stream, students divided into groups to learn more about the research that NEWRnet does, and to measure parameters that enable scientists understand the health of the watershed. Matt introduced students to the NEWRnet sensor, and together they measured characteristics including the pH, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, and temperature. The students salted a demonstration "road" and washed the road salt into the "lake" to see how runoff impacts water quality.