Home Schooling Program Examines Eldridge Lake

ELMIRA, NY – This week, about thirty homeschoolers from the LEAH program joined Finger Lakes Learning (FLL) on Eldridge Lake, in Elmira, to learn about aquatic ecosystems by collecting and counting macroinvertebrates.   The students formed five individual groups and scoured the lake, collecting as many small life-forms as they could find.   The collection and surveying tools, including nets, buckets, and magnifying glasses, and microscopes were provided by FLL.

Students and parents from Elmira/Horseheads homeschooling group scour Eldridge Lake for macroinvertebrates

Students and parents from Elmira/Horseheads homeschooling group scour Eldridge Lake for macroinvertebrates. RICHARD HURLEY / Finger Lakes Learning

The groups successfully collected, identified, and documented 193 macroinvertebrate specimens.

 

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See the story on WETM-TV: http://www.mytwintiers.com/story/d/story/elmira-students-study-eldridge-parks-ecosystem/41904/t_JURpDZ7UW62mbAsArEeQ

Visit the LEAH webpage: http://www.leah.org/