Spring Data Collection

May 2009
Mill Creek

Kindergarten - 5/15
1st Grade
Water Temperature
60 F
53 F
pH
7.5
8.4
Depth of stream
37 cm
20 cm
Phosphate
between 0-1
between 0-1
Nitrate
between 0-1
between 1-2
Water Clarity
120 cm
110 cm
Kindergarten Spring Macro Chart
Kindergarten Spring Visual Survey

Macroinvertebrate Samples in the Classroom - 3/11/09

Since the cold weather, snow and ice prevented us from visiting the stream sites this winter, teachers brought samples back to the classroom to observe.


Our Most Recent Find! December 2008


macros_4.jpg
Found at Mill Creek on 12/9/08



Fall Macroinvertebrate Sampling Data - 3 Stream Locations





Fall Data - Mill Creek

Grades K & 1


9/23/2008
9/23/2008
9/24/2008
10/2/2008

Mrs. Odle
Mrs. Miller
Mrs. Sero
Miss McNeil
Air Temperature (˚F)
56
68
60
48
Water Temperature (˚F)
53
62
53
55
pH
8
8.3
8
7.7
Dissolved Oxygen (mg/L)
11.7
12.6
10.6
no data
pH from drainage pipe


7.6

Flow Rate




Stream Width




Stream Depth




Water Clarity


1 m

Mrs. Odle's Visual Survey
Mrs. Miller's Visual Survey
Mrs. Sero's Visual Survey
Miss McNeil's Visual Survey



Fall Data - Four Mile Creek

Grades 2 & 3


9/23/2008
9/23/2008
9/29/2008
10/1/2008
10/1/2008

Mrs. Pennock
Mrs. Means
Mrs. McDonnell
Mrs. Hoctor
Mrs. Burns
Air Temperature (˚F)
63.9
72.2
55.5
57.6
61.2
Water Temperature (˚F)
56.8
60
58.4
57.6
58.2
pH
7.7
7.7
7.8
7.8
7.8
Dissolved Oxygen (mg/L)
12.2
13.6
12.2
no data
no data
Flow Rate





Stream Width





Stream Depth






Mrs. Means' Visual Survey
Mrs. Pennock's Visual Survey
Mrs. McDonnell's Visual Survey Fall 20081 Visual Survey



Fall Data - Shipbuilders Creek

Grades 4 & 5


9/16/2008
9/16/2008
9/30/2008
9/30/2008
9/30/2008

Mrs. Pikwo/LiPari
Mrs. Piwko/LiPari
Mrs. Coene
Mrs. Erbland
Mrs. Hoffend

trial 1
trial 2



Air Temperature (˚F)
60.6
59.7
*
*
*
Water Temperature (˚F)
59.5
59.7
56.6
*
*
pH
8.08
8.02
7.7
*
*
Dissolved Oxygen (mg/L)
9.08
12.2
12.0
*
*
Flow Rate
.242 m/sec
.242 m/sec


.442 m/sec
Stream Width


3.67 m


Stream Depth


12 cm avg.

6 cm, 16 cm
Water Clarity
111 cm

110 cm

120 cm
  • = equipment malfunction
Mrs. Coene's Visual Survey
Mrs. Hoffend's Visual Survey
Mrs. Piwko/LiPari's Visual Survey



While collecting samples at both Shipbuilders Creek and Four Mile Creek, students found this macroinvertebrate but were not sure exactly what it is. Some thought it is a riffle beetle and some thought it is a caddisfly larva. Do you know what it is?