July 18, 2007

Resounding Success

The Partnership for the Umpqua Rivers made a water quality presentation at Summer Science Camp at the Umpqua Discovery Center in Reedsport today. Eighteen students and six staff shared five hours of data monitoring that included measuring the turbidity of both seawater and coffee. The conductivity of the local mineral springs was 12 mS - the river water runs at about 75 uS - three orders of magnitude difference. The dissolved oxygen titration had the gee whiz wow chemistry effect and everybody got a free lunch! Dr. Lenny would like to thank the South County YMCA in Canyonville for bringing howdt eleven kids from ages 12 - 18. The key focus was on data collection and using the equipment properly. Tomorrow will be more hands on with fewer kids - so we might share some dock space and try to take continuous measurements. We also will get an afternoon tour of the Discovery Center.

No comments: