On Tuesday, June 9th the Tennessee Environmental Council teamed up with General Motors (GM) for a Creek Sampling Day as part of our Duck River Opportunities Project. The Boys and Girls Club came to Columbia, Tennessee to learn about the biological diversity of the Duck River Watershed. Areas of study included stream habitat surveys, streamside macro-invertebrate surveys, and field water chemistry and physical conditions.
At the event, students were introduced to what environmental scientists, engineers, and biological scientists do. Students learned about water quality, what makes a watershed healthy, and the indicators of a polluted watershed. Through this, students also learned ways to reduce pollution and the effect we have on our waterways. These students can now use their background in chemistry, ecology, and environmental science to teach their families and communities about our waterways and how to help them.
Special thanks to GM for sponsoring this project: