Student Watershed Watch - Student Summit

The Student Watershed Watch Summit was held Friday, November 9 at the Scott Park Campus of the University of Toledo. About 130 students participated. This was the second part of the Student Watershed Watch. In the first part, nearly 1000 students performed field tests on area waterways and charted their findings. At the Summit, schools sent their teams to the stage to present their findings and to make conclusions about the state of the water quality.

Keynote Speaker was Christina Kuchle, Scenic Rivers Manager, Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources. She discussed how her love of the woods and creeks near her childhood home grew into a career. The master of ceremonies was Meteorologist Ellyn Fritz from WTOL -11 in Toledo. She kept things moving while sharing her interests and education that led her to choose meteorology as a career.

This year the other career presentations included the City of Toledo’s Department of Public Utilities talking about the wide range of jobs at water treatment plants, and the Northwestern Water and Sewer District who brought in their “Dirty Deeds ” team for a demonstration of speedy pipe repair. Check out their demonstration and related videos of the Summit on our TMACOGTube Channel.

Schools participating in the 2018 Student Summit
Anthony Wayne High School
Beverly Elementary
Chase STEMM Academy
Clay High School (Oregon Schools, poster only)
Maritime Academy of Toledo
Northwood Junior High
Ottawa Hills Elementary (poster only)
Sylvania Northview High School
Sylvania Southview High School
West Side Montessori

Winning oral presentations were evaluated by a panel of judges who all work in environmental sciences

Oral Presentations:
Best Overall Presentation
West Side Montessori (for their Kimmy Jimmel “Right Before Lunch” show)

Most Informative Presentation
Sylvania Northview High School

Most Creative Presentation
Maritime Academy

Special Award for Professionalism
Beverly Elementary
(Judges’ note: students were all very poised, well dressed and had the stage presence of older students. Nice job.)

Special Award for Stewardship
Northwood Jr. High
(Judges’ note: students had goals for future testing and projects to improve water in their area. Inspiring.)

Table top displays were judged by the students.

Table Top Displays
Most Creative Display
Westside Montessori

Most Informative Display
Sylvania Southview

Best Overall Display
Ottawa Hills Elementary

Sara Guiher, TMACOG Water Quality planner, welcomed students and sponsors to the Student Summit at the Scott Park campus of the University of Toledo.

Ellyn Fritz, a meteorologist with WTOL – TV 11 was the emcee. She told the group how she built her career out of a love of math and performance.

Each school created a table top display. Students voted for most creative,
informative, and best overall.

Students from Chase STEMM Academy describing their research. This was the first year for that school’s participation.

Westside Montessori presented the Kimmy Jimmel Show.

Students from Beverly Elementary were congratulated by Toledo Public School Superintendent Dr. Romules Durant.

The “Dirty Deeds” team from Northwestern Water and Sewer District invited
students to practice pipe repair skills.

MORE at Our Facebook Photo Gallery of the Summit


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