“It was an amazing way to spend a fall day...”

said Paw Paw High School science teacher Kim Korteway, who took a group of PPHS students to Suttons Bay to explore ecology there. Korteway with her students, aboard the the Inland Seas Schooner, said  “The program continues to exceed my expectations and provide my students with a great experience doing real scientific research they have designed, that is part of an on-going study examining the overall health of the Great Lakes watershed ecosystem.” A team of volunteer specialists led students in exploring about the health of the ecosystem by studying fish, plankton, water quality, benthos and microplastics.  Students in biology class were able to immerse themselves in scientific study of the Great Lakes watershed ecosystem, they mastered their topic and were able to peer teach what they learned to the rest of the class on the ship as it sailed in the bay.  Students also had the opportunity to do meaningful scientific experimentation that they designed. Funding was made possible through a grant this year from the Van Buren Conservation District. “We would like to thank them for this valuable experience immersing ourselves in great lakes ecology for this four hour sailing experience,” said Korteway.

Courier-Leader photos/Paul Garrod

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