State High Science Faculty Experience the Field for the TeenShaleNetwork

The CZO and TeenShaleNetwork researchers geared up on a July morning  with five State High School earth science teachers to demonstrate water quality and monitoring techniques.  With the new academic year fast approaching, the teachers wanted hands-on learning in the field prior to the first fall field trip with students.  Penn State scientists demonstrated how to gauge stream flow, how to install sensors for time-series measurements, and how to take water quality samples for laboratory analysis, as well as use of a multi-parameter hand-held meter for instantaneous data collection of pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen, total dissolved solids, and conductivity.    The project aims to build upon last year’s progress by expanding the network to three locations along a reach of Black Moshannon Creek, from the dam to the confluence.

Andrew Neal, PSU watershed specialist, discusses sensors and water flow with the teachers.

Philip Gipe and Bill Lukens filter water samples from just below the Black Moshannon Dam for laboratory analysis.

Bill Luken uses the HORIBA mulit-parameter water quality meter, while Yvonne Pickering oberserves data collection on the decive screen.

Philip Gipe and Bill Lukens gauge stream flow at the second location downstream of the Black Moshannon Dam.

Andrew Neal, PSU watershed specialist, discusses sensors and water flow with the teachers.

Philip Gipe and Bill Lukens filter water samples from just below the Black Moshannon Dam for laboratory analysis.

Bill Luken uses the HORIBA mulit-parameter water quality meter, while Yvonne Pickering oberserves data collection on the decive screen.

Philip Gipe and Bill Lukens gauge stream flow at the second location downstream of the Black Moshannon Dam.


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