Ben Mayer, a teacher at Lesher Middle School, loves the real science applications and educational benefits of River Watch. “It’s difficult to find a more real and important science activity to incorporate into middle school science. River Watch is such a great way to introduce students to science and get them excited!”
Lesher Middle School samples monthly on Spring Creek in Fort Collins. At the beginning of the school year, Mr. Mayer recruits students with an active interest in science. His advice for new River Watch groups is to recruit and train students early in the year, and allow the students themselves to run the program as the year goes on. The students at Lesher meet on the first Tuesday of every month to collect water, and meet the next day to analyze their samples.
Thank you to Ben Mayer and Lesher Middle School for all of your hard work!