Students Recognized at 20th Annual Student Watershed Watch
Two hundred and fifty students from 14 school districts and 21 schools participated in TMACOG’s 20th Annual Student Watershed Watch which concluded with a Student Summit Friday, November 20. Classes created a table top display or poster and made presentations before the all-school audience. Judges evaluated the spoken presentations and students placed their votes for the table top displays.
The People’s Choice Awards for Presentations are:
Most Informative: Scott HS for their work researching this summer’s fish kill in Swan Creek at Highland Park
Most Creative : Central Catholic HS
Best Overall : Ottawa Hills HS
Winners of the Judges’ Awards are:
Most Informative : Bowsher HS for an investigation of groundwater near Delaware Creek
Most Creative : Sylvania Northview HS
Best Overall: Ottawa Hills HS
A Special Recognition award went to Scott HS for teamwork and community relevance
In addition to the presentations, students attended workshops on environmental topics. The keynote presentation was “The Secret Sex Lives of Unionid Mussels” presented by Todd Crail, of the University of Toledo. Sponsors are essential to the success of the Student Watershed Watch. The following generous donors allowed TMACOG to provide teacher training and purchase testing supplies as well as host the Summit: BP, City of Toledo, First Solar, and Perstorp. Additional support was provided by the Lucas Soil and Water Conservation District, Greg Lipps LLC, the U.S. EPA, and the University of Toledo. Thanks to host Lou Hebert, Senior Reporter with WNWO NBC 24.