December 2012 & January 2013
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Student Watershed Summit

More than 800 students participated in the 2012 Student Watershed Watch. About 180 of those students were part of the Student Summit on November 14. The Student Summit is an opportunity for students to present their results to an audience of peers and judges.

The keynote speaker for the 2012 Student Summit was Lou Hebert, Toledo-area journalist and filmmaker. Hebert’s film “Romancing the River: A Maumee Love Story,” recently debuted on WGTE public television.

Students had a choice of three workshops:

  • Brownfields - Sally Gladwell with the Mannik & Smith Group
  • Harmful Algal Blooms In Ohio Waters - Susan Bixler with the OSU Stone Lab
  • Diversity Of Macroinvertebrates In Streams - Anne Coburn-Griffis with the Quarry Farm Nature Preserve & Conservation Farm

Each class participating in the Student Summit created a spoken word presentation demonstrating their methodology and describing their findings. The format for these presentations ranges from PowerPoint, to dramatic readings, to video documentary. Each class also created a table top display that summarized their findings. These displays included models, water tanks, and additional computer displays. Judges evaluated the spoken presentations, and the students judged the table top displays.

Winning presentations were:

Oral Presentations
Overall Best Presentation
Toledo Early College High School – Mr. Borland’s class

Most Informative Presentation
Scott High School

Most Creative Presentation
Central Catholic High School

Table Top Displays
Overall Best Display
Eastwood Middle School

Most Informative Display
Toledo Early College High School – at Brookside

Most Creative Display
Central Catholic High School

Students were a little uneasy about handling a fox snake that was part of the presentation from OSU Stone Lab, but they did it.
Central Catholic High School was recognized for most creative spoken presentation, and most creative display.
Sylvania Northview students had a lively presentation.
Eastwood Middle School students.


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