The end of week two! (PLE day 10)

Yay for wetlands!

Yay for wetlands!

The Pymatuning wetlanders went to Pymatuning marsh and Hartstown swamp this morning to collect the wells that we installed during the first week of class. We also made measurements of redox potential at different depths within the marsh, and used the measurements to make some predictions about composition of the gases that this marsh is currently producing. In anticipation of the busy, final week of class, the students then had the afternoon to catchup on their plant collections and work on their macroinvertebrate project.

Have the students’ marsh-walking abilities improved during the first two weeks?  I’ll let you be the judge after viewing the video below…

Measuring redox potential.

Measuring redox potential in Pyamtuning marsh.

Collecting water from within the sediments for measurement of redox potential.

Collecting water from within the sediments for measurement of redox potential.

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Posted on June 16, 2013, in Teaching, Wetland Ecology & Management (PLE) and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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