Fort Plain students participated in Watershed
On Friday, Mar. 17, the Geology Department at
Union College hosted the Ninth Symposium on the physical aspects of
the Mohawk Watershed in New York State. The scientific program was
partly focussed on water quality, in addition to a celebration of
the 200th anniversary of the Erie Canal. The meeting highlighted
recent and on-going work in the watershed during oral and poster
presentations and technical sessions. Fort Plain had two groups of
student respresentatives participate.
The Fort Plain/Canajoharie
Environmental Study Team traveled to Union College to present their
poster of this past summer's research. The Team consists of high
school students with an interest in science and service. Their
mission is to create partnerships with other like-minded groups,
such as the Friends of Fort Plain and the Schoharie River Center, to
encourage environmental awareness within the local community. This
year's members of the Fort Plain/Canajoharie Environmental Study
Team are: Emily Abrams, Baileigh Behan, Michael D’Arcangelis, Zoe
D’Arcangelis, Madeline Elliott, Michael Hoffamn, Jason Huang,Quinn
Jones, Calli Logan, Patrick Murphy, Julia Stockwell, Bryce
Thibodeau, Lexi Veitch, and Mackenzie Wintermute. A published
version of their extended abstract can be found one page 1 of the
abstract volume by following this link:
Also in attendance was Harry Hoag Art Teacher
Autumn Slawienski and resident artist, Mrs. Bickers, who displayed
the fourth-graders recently created mosaic of the Eric Canal. "It
was a wonderful experience to be in a room filled with (mostly)
scientists and have them asking questions and being completely
astounded at what our fourth graders accomplished," said Mrs.
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