Lake City High School started the year off with a bang on the water quality field experience! The teachers at LCHS have an awesome interdisciplinary Outdoor Studies Program which includes AP Environmental Science, English, Algebra and History. Those four teachers planned the field trip together, which was held at Blackwell Island on Coeur d’Alene Lake last Thursday.
The trip included four rotations that helped the students connect the history of the region and current impacts to the present state of water quality while developing a sense of place. 44 junior and senior students rotated through four stations:
1. Outdoor writing
2. Kayaking history tour
3. Wastewater Treatment Plant tour
4. Water quality testing
It was a very exciting day! Check out the comments in the Lake City Student Reflections post to read what the students thought about the day! The students are now working on analyzing their data and drawing conclusions about what they learned. You can see the data they collected on IDAH2O’s database. In the spring, these LCHS students will return to Blackwell Island to help the BLM establish a native plant garden!