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