Animas High School teacher Steve Smith loves how easy it is to get involved in River Watch:
“I really appreciate how easy it has been from Day 1 to be a part of this organization and to be collecting meaningful data. Having all of the equipment and training provided makes integrating into this program remarkably easy.”
Animas High School’s sampling site on Lightner Creek in Durango.
Mr. Smith uses River Watch as a way for his students to apply the skills they learn in the classroom to real, hands-on science. He requires that each of his chemistry students participate in at least one sampling event over the course of the year. The students also have an opportunity for an extra credit lab assignment, allowing them to further research the importance of the data that they and other River Watch volunteers collect.
Thank you to Steve Smith and Animas High School!