Nisqually River Education Project in Crosscut


Crosscut reporter Hannah Weinberger interviewing students during water quality monitoring students in February. (Photo by NRF)

26 classes around the watershed took part in Winter Water Quality Monitoring this February. After almost a week of snow days, students were more than ready to be out visiting their testing sites. They sampled water from 29 different sites on the Nisqually River and its tributaries, testing for dissolved oxygen, turbidity, pH, nitrates, and other indicators of healthy, salmon-friendly streams. On March 21, students will share their results and conclusions with teams from around the Nisqually and South Sound watersheds at Student GREEN Congress.

Cougar Mountain Middle School‘s Science Squad was joined on their field trip by reporters from Crosscut, who featured their work last week in an article about student leadership in environmental science. Environmental educators know that students are an incredible force for sharing awareness and enthusiasm about stewardship with their families and communities. NREP gets to see this magic in action every day and we’re excited to see these awesome students and teachers in the news!

Read the full article here: https://crosscut.com/2019/03/can-kid-scientists-fix-washingtons-salmon-streams