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Ogdensburg 7th graders Learn about Pollution at Heater's Pond

Wednesday, May 29, 2019


7th grade students from Ogdensburg Borough School participated in an outdoor educational field trip to Heater’s Pond. During the day, Kristine Rogers of the Wallkill River Watershed Management Group taught the students about the human role in causing water pollution as well as steps they can take to reduce their environmental impact. The students also learned about macroinvertebrates (aquatic insects) as indicators of water quality. Based on the types of insects found in the water sample, a person can accurately determine whether a stretch of river is clean or polluted. Because of the significant diversity found in the water sample, students learned that the headwaters section of the Wallkill River they examined was healthy.