Frankfort Middle students study stream quality

FORT ASHBY – Nearly 100 Mineral County students stepped outside of the classroom this fall to get their feet wet and hands dirty while learning about local streams and planting hundreds of trees.
Science classes from Frankfort Middle School and Keyser High School evaluated streams nearby their schools and then assisted local landowners in restoring streamside forests. Students discovered a wide variety of underwater life, tested the chemical properties of the stream, and evaluated how local land use impacts these results.

“Everyone and everything involved benefits from these projects.”  –  Josh Nease

Read the full News Tribune article HERE

Frankfort Middle School student Sarah Whiteman tests the chemistry of Turner Run in Fort Ashby. She is participating in the Appalachian Watershed Stream Monitors (AWeSoMe) program through The Mountain Institute and Trout Unlimited.


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