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Newman Grove students complete water testing of area streams

SAMPLE COLLECTION — Kaison Voelker and Isaac Potmesil donned hip waders to collect water samples from the location known as Site 6 on the Shell Creek.

Newman Grove students recently finished up their summer water testing of Shell Creek and Beaver Creek.
This year, a total of 21 students participated in the summer water testing program, which started back in 2002.
The program consists of a training day in May, two water collecting days in May, two days in June, two days in July, two days in August, and a data day in August.
This year, students in eighth through 12th grades participated. Also, a few Newman Grove graduates come back to help train new members and oversee data collection.
Students collect data from six different sites along the Shell Creek, including three sites above Newman Grove and three sites below Newman Grove. Participants also collect water from three sites on the Beaver Creek to compare that data to the Shell Creek data.

Read the full story in the August 7 Albion News print and e edition.