AP Environmental Science Field Study to Sesquicentennial State Park

On September 27th, AP Environmental Science students conducted their annual basic water quality analysis of the lake at Sesquicentennial State Park.  As part of an ecology unit students planned and implemented a basic study of the abiotic and biotic factors used to classify lakes. This included nutrients (phosphorus, ammonium, and nitrates), dissolved oxygen, temperature, depth, fecal contamination, and turbidity. A team of students are also producing a video documentary of the survey. A portion of this video report will be broadcast to the school via the school news show.  Data collected will also be shared with the State Park.