Whitlow Water Quality Monitoring Project

  • Location
    Cumming, Georgia
  • Status

The Problem

We are creating educated eyes and noses so that citizens can learn to identify and recognize potential issues that could affect water quality. It is our wish that once people learn about how changes in the quality of water affects life in the stream that they will do more to help protect our stream ecosystem.

Our Plan

Students in the 4th and 5th grade at Whitlow Elementary School will regularly collect stream data on water pH, conductivity, temperature and dissolved oxygen. They will aggregate the data from a solar powered water quality probe with data collected using manual chemical kits. That data will be entered into the state data system which monitors streams all over the state of Georgia. Using nets they will sample the stream to see what life it supports. Our data will be used by scientists across the country.

Themes Addressed

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    Clean Water
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The Benefit

About Roots & Shoots

We are nurturing the compassionate leaders of tomorrow.

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