September 30, 2008

Confluence Watershed Festival Photos

Confluence Watershed Festival
September 12, 2008
Columbia Bottom Conservation Area

photos copyright 2008 by Ruthie Moccia

Here's some more great photos of the Confluence Watershed Festival taken by MRR crewmember Ruthie Moccia. Enjoy!

Missouri American Water employees show how to change muddy river water into clear tap water.

Gateway Greening gave students seed and worm castings to plant them in. Students brought trays of planted seeds back to their classrooms to nurture into growing.

The Wild Canid Center taught about wolves, foxes and coyotes. Here was a real grey wolf pelt students could examine and touch.

Missouri Department of Conservation fisheries biologists showed how to identify fish, how to determine if they are legal size, and how to record creel data.

MDC agent Chris Morrow shows some rod & reel techniques for fishing in our big rivers.

Americorps Stream Team Assistants Melanie Cheney from Missouri River Relief and Stacy Arnold from Missouri Coalition for the Environment teach about macroinvertebrates by helping students conduct stream surveys on artificial streams.

Here students compare how different soils filter water differently, teaching about erosion.

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