For-Mar Nature Preserve hosts young biologists from Carman Ainsworth High School
Sarah Satkowiak, 18 of Flint and a senior at Carman Ainsworth High School, said she became involved in the project when one of her favorite teachers, Julie Lawrence, said she needed volunteers. Satkowiak said the work the students are doing helps them to see the bigger environmental picture.
"They (the students) work for a few weeks before they come out here and their job is to test the conditions of the water to see if it has been contaminated and the pH and temperature to make sure everything is healthy, because the water contributes to everything in the environment." Satkowiak said.
Julie Lawrence, biology, accelerated biology, and ap biology teacher at Carman Ainsworth High School, said the students have learned over the past week how to administer the water sample testing. She said after the tests are finished, Lawrence and her students will report their findings to the Flint River Watershed Coalition.
"Getting it from the classroom in the book to how does this really apply in real life, they learn people actually do these kinds of positions." Lawrence said. "We talk about how these are real jobs if they are interested."
To read more about the GREEN water monitoring event, click here.