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1 Adventure Learning (AL) on Lake Fernan MR. ANDERSON & MR. KNIGGE SUMMER 2014

2 Question: Does stream velocity affect macroinvertebrate quality?

3 Hypothesis:  If stream velocity is high, then macroinvertebrate quality will be high.

4 Procedure  GPS location of site tested  Measure stream velocity of three sites within our GPS location  High velocity  Medium velocity  Low Velocity  Using the ball and string method, we tested stream flow  Use kick net and shovel to collect macros at each flow site  Identified the quality of the macros collected from 3 flow sites based on tolerance for water quality

5 High Flow Rate--Riffle (1.13 m/s)

6 Medium Flow Rate– Run (0.6 m/s)

7 Low Flow Rate– Glide (0.02 m/s)

8 Collecting Our Data!

9 Stream Velocity Pictures

10 Results HQ MacrosMQ MacrosLQ Macros High Flow (1.13 m/s) Medium Flow (0.60 m/s) 5376 Low Flow (0.02 m/s) 028

11 Results—Graph

12 Data Analysis  High Flow  Lots of HQ organisms and lots of LQ organisms  Medium Flow  Predominantly MQ organisms  Low flow  Mainly LQ organisms, but holistically few organisms

13 Conclusion  Our data supports our hypothesis  More HQ organisms were present in the high flow rate AND a larger population of organisms was discovered  As anticipated, the low flow rate site had fewer HQ organisms AND a smaller total population  In our hypothesis, we did not anticipate the large number of LQ organisms in the high flow rate site  Future Research/Question: In a high flow rate site, with lots of HQ macros would we see a trend in the number of LQ organisms?

14 Adventure Learning at THS  Outline/Intro Spirit Lake Quality Project  Teach Content of Ecology  Show/demo IdaH 2 O processes  Test  Determine teams and assign roles based on test results  Practice processes  Field Day  Gather data and enter into HIS  Prepare Presentation  Spirit Lake Water Quality Summit  Invite community, experts, students, teachers  Confluence Project??


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