Last week, my science students were busy on the beach and on the Lake. I shared with you my 6th grade students who were tasked with planting over 400 bitter panicum plants at Grand Isle State Park. The purpose of the Coastal Roots program is to provide awareness and encourage saving our shores. They were not alone in helping the cause.
The 7th graders also took part in water quality exercises on Lake Ponchartrain. A donor’s yacht was the perfect vessel to take us around various spots on the Lake to collect samples. Water samples were tested for salinity, dissolved oxygen, temperature, pH, turbidity, and coliform bacteria. The samples were tested and the results were shared with the Lake Ponchartrain Basin Foundation.
It is so awesome that the students have such access to our waters and beaches to get a first hand look at how important they were to our ancestors and are to future generations.
Hands-on access is how our students learn. They are quite fortunate to be educated in such this way.
Do not forget about the Pelican Coast tie give away: click HERE!
The Gulf & the Lake, y’all!