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April 27, 2012

The 15th Annual Watershed Access Laboratory Project Seminar brought to campus area teachers and teams of students to presenting the results of their watershed investigations on land use and water quality. 

Seven schools and more than 100 students presented their findings. The participants were treated to opening and closing remarks from [b]Kim McCoy[/b], staff assistant of BSU's Watershed Access Lab, and remarks by biology Professor [b]Kevin Curry[/b], who "Skyped" in from Cambodia, where he's working on a water-filtration project which benefits poor villages.

This year's participating schools and projects were: "Trout Brook Study  The Tricoptera Invasion," by  Plouffe Academy of Brockton; "Burr's Pond and the Runnins River Annual Watershed Survey," by  Seekonk High School; "The Runnins River Report  2011," Seekonk High; "A Study of Macroinvertebrates in Pine Tree Brook," by Pierce Middle School in Milton; "Rumford River Water Quality Assessment Utilizing Benthic Macroinvertebrates," by Qualters Middle School in Mansfield; "Abbott Run Annual Study 2011-2012," by North Attleboro High School; "Eel River Investigation," by Plymouth South Middle School; "Comparing Two Public Watersheds:  NYC (Population - 8 Million) with Marshfield, MA (Population - 65,000)," by Marshfield High School.

Click [link]here|http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7D8F835DF2589314[/link] to watch the videos of any or all of these presentations.

The Watershed Access Lab One Day Project Seminar has been generously supported through a grant from Raytheon Company, an Improving Teacher Quality Professional Development Grant from the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, the National Science Foundation and in-kind contributions from Bridgewater State University.