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Student Summit:
Friday, November 9
UT Scott Park Campus Student Center
THANK YOU for a Successful Day!

The Student Watershed Watch (SWW) helps our region’s young people to appreciate our streams, so they may grow to be wise stewards. Each year the SWW brings hundreds of students together from urban and rural school districts in the Maumee Area of Concern to learn about our local environment. Highlights of this two-part program includes water quality testing performed by Junior and Senior High School classes at local stream sites. Students test for temperature, turbity, dissolved oxygen, pH, and many other parameters using standardized test kits to determine the health of the water. Benthic samples are collected from the stream bottoms for analyzing macroinvertebrate communities. The program culminates at a Student Summit where student representatives from participating schools release and compare their results. Students also have an opporunity to network with their peers and local professionals during the poster and workshop sessions of the Summit. Information from previous years including participating schools, sampling sites, and results can be downloaded by contacting Sara Guiher.

Please call 419-241-9155 ext. 1147 for more information on how your class can get involved or how you can contribute to this educational program.

2018 Information:
Student Summit: Friday, November 9 at UT Scott Park Campus Student Center
THANK YOU to all who participated!

>>2018 Flyer
>>Student Watershed Watch Summit Registration

Student Watershed Watch Summit Winners
Most creative: West Side Montessori
Most informative: Sylvania Southview HS
Best overall: Ottawa Hills Elementary

Most creative: Maritime Academy
Most informative: Sylvania Northview HS
Best overall: West Side Montessori
Professionalism: Beverly Elementary (special category)
Stewardship: Northwood Junior High (special category)

Previous 2018 events:
Student Sampling: Thursday, October 4



>>Student Watershed Watch Teacher Workshop
When: Thursday, July 26
Where: Farnsworth Metropark
Contact: Sara Guiher | Water Quality Planner
419.241.9155 ext. 1126


2017 Information:

Follow up:
Friday, November 3, 2017 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
University of Toledo Scott Park Campus Student Center

More than 130 students from elementary school to high school met at the University of Toledo Scott Park Campus for the annual Student Watershed Watch Summit on Friday, November 3. They presented results of their water quality testing research and explored careers in environmental science.

The keynote speaker was Jessica Collier, a PhD candidate at the University of Toledo. She told the story of Lake Sturgeon and efforts to bring this amazing pre-historic fish back to Lake Erie and the Maumee River. Carl Nelson, chief scientist at the Imagination Station in Toledo, was the master of ceremonies.

Sylvania high schools dominated the awards this year but judges noted that all school presentations showed understanding of the material and excellent reporting skills.

The Student Watershed Watch is supported by local sponsors including the City of Toledo, Lucas County Stormwater Utility, First Solar, GM, and Perstorp.

Winning presentations were:

Oral Presentations:  
Best Overall Presentation
Sylvania Southview High School
Most Informative Presentation
Sylvania Northview High School
Most Creative Presentation
Westside Montessori
Special Award for Most Unique Presentation
Natural Sciences Technology Center
Table Top Displays (People's Choice)  
Overall Best Display
Sylvania Northview High School
Most Informative Display
Sylvania Southview High Schoo
Most Creative Display
Sylvania Northview High School



Student Watershed Watch Testing Day 10.5.17

Previous information can be found at the Student Watershed Watch Archive

For More Information:
Sara Guiher
Water Quality
Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments
300 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
P.O. Box 9508 Toledo, Ohio
Phone: 419.241.9155 ext. 103
Fax: 419. 241.9116

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