EcoReach had the opportunity to collaborate with Dr. Alex Strauss to host an event for the Athens-Clarke County Library!
Students learned about phytoplankton (microscopic plants) and zooplankton (microscopic animals) and check out life under a microscope. They also built a food web diagram around Daphnia, one of our favorite freshwater friends!
We also brought with us some of the field equipment used to sample plankton for a behind the scenes look at ecological research. Students learned about plankton nets, sediment grab samplers, and a dissolved oxygen meter.
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