Science Night at Fishing Creek Elementary School

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USGS staff participated in Science Night at Fishing Creek Elementary School, where students learned about the native macroinvertebrate* population in nearby Yellow Breeches Creek.

The USGS Pennsylvania Water Science Center participated in Fishing Creek Elementary's Science Night on March 12, 2020, in Lewisberry, Pennsylvania. Students and parents learned about biological diversity and how it relates to water quality. Pictured are USGS employees Cameron Ensor and Jeff Chaplin, who prepared a display of macroinvertebrates* that were collected by Heather Eggleston. Instruments used by USGS to measure streamflow were also on display. 

*Macroinvertebrates are animals that lack a spine and are large enough to be seen with the naked eye. Examples of freshwater macroinvertebrates would include water insects, crayfish, snails, clams and worms. 

Jeff Chaplin and Cameron Ensor at Fishing Creek Elementary

Jeff Chaplin and Cameron Ensor at Fishing Creek Elementary

(Credit: Judi Bourque, Fishing Creek Elementary School. Public domain.)