Research at the Cathance River Preserve: Projects completed by Mt Ararat Honors Biology Students in the Fall of 2017
January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
This past fall, Honors Biology students from Mt Ararat High School chose a topic to research at the Cathance River Preserve. Working in 7 small groups, they chose research questions and collected scientific data to address these questions at least once a week in September and October at the Preserve. Projects included learning about the water quality of the Cathance River, salamanders, bats, vernal pools, river invertebrates, mammals and forest growth. In addition to the guidance of their teacher, Glenn Evans, projects were mentored by several local specialists, including Kevin Doran (Maine Forest Service), Kelly Waddle and Adam Gravel (Stantec), Amanda Shearin (Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife), and David Reed (invertebrate specialist). In November and December, students analyzed their data and organized their findings into posters that will be presented at this monthly CREA program at the Topsham Public Library. These reports will become part of CREA’s database of biological and environmental information for the Preserve.