Macroinvertebrates in the Illinois River
Organization(s):Lowrey Elementary School
Grade Level:Upper Primary (grades 3-5, ages 8-11)
Report Type(s):Standard Research Report
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The Illinois River is just 3 miles to the east of our school. Lowrey is in a rural area of NE Oklahoma and our local landowners are in the Illinois River Basin. Since the river has the Scenic River designation it has particular parameters to ensure the health of the river. Tourism is a large part of the local economy because of the river.
My students are very aware of Global and local impacts to the environment the part that humans play in that role both as enablers of the negative consequences and what role they can play in finding solutions to lessen human environmental impacts.
My students are now much more aware of their environment and the impact we have on it at the local level due to the studies and GLOBE protocols that we collect and analyze annually and daily. We also have completed some biological studies on the school campus on tree height, diameter, and canopy coverage. Plus we do atmosphere protocols each day.
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