GM students conduct wetlands study

Posted on January 5, 2018, in Academics

General McLane High School students were able to gain real life experience studying different water sources.

AP Environmental Science students visited Camp Fitch before Winter Break and measured water temperature, dissolved oxygen, nitrates, phosphates and alkalinity within two streams and their man-made lake.

Twelve students braved freezing temperatures to conduct the tests. In fact, our students received the real-world experience in environmental science — the air was so cold that the water was freezing in the sample jars outside! The students were forced to conduct testing inside and participated in team-building exercises between collecting samples.