BG Students Share Study Results
Students from Bowling Green Middle School will share information about area waterways with residents of Wood County following weeks of research this fall. The students began in early October with water quality testing in the Portage River near Pemberville. They will also be collecting and testing water samples in Bowling Green and interviewing residents about surface water. When their research is complete, the students will create billboards, brochures, and bumper stickers. Students will also make a presentation to members of the Portage River Basin Council at a November 6 meeting at the Wood Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) office in Bowling Green.
Jason Sisco, a civil engineer with the City of Bowling Green department of Public Works, is the city’s stormwater coordinator. He assisted teachers from Bowling Green Middle School. Beth Landers, the Portage River coordinator based at the Wood SWCD helped students with collection and identification of macroinvertebrates.
Students found several small fish in the shallow Portage River at William Henry Harrison Park near Pemberville including a central stoneroller minnow.
Two Bowling Green Middle School students hold the seine while the others kick over rocks to allow macroinvertebrates to drift into the seine and be caught for inspection.