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      2019 Mt. Ararat Student Researchers - Projects on the Cathance River Nature Preserve in Topsham


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      January 28, 2020

       

      25 Foreside Road
      Topsham, Maine 04086

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      2019 Mt. Ararat Student Researchers - Projects on the Cathance River Nature Preserve

      2019 Mt. Ararat Student Researchers - Projects on the Cathance River Nature Preserve 6:00 PM Topsham Public Library , Topsham, ME

      Throughout the fall of 2019, Honors Biology students from Glenn Evan's class at Mt Ararat High School are making weekly visits to the Preserve to conduct research on a range of topics. Working in small groups, they have chosen research questions and are collecting scientific data.

      In November and December, students will analyze their data and organized their findings into posters that will be presented at CREA’s first monthly program of 2020 at the Topsham Public Library, January 28th. These reports will become part of CREA’s database of biological and environmental information for the Preserve.  Please come and learn what these young scientists have discovered!

      2019 Student Research Projects

      Fishless Pond Survey - ecological parameters and biotic survey 

      Cathance River Water Level and Quality Monitoring

      Cathance River Invertebrate Sampling

      Dragonflies/Damselflies - impact of abiotic factors

      Mammal Study - utilizing wildlife cameras

      Ecological Survey of Heath - study represents one of the few of its type ever conducted anywhere on an acidic sphagnum/peat ecosystem

      Fish Survey of Cathance River - trapping and seining 

      Each group of students is paired with a Mentor that is a local specialist in each field of study.


      Many thanks to our 2019 Mentors:
      David Reed, invertebrates, retired professor
      Molly Payne-Wynne, fisheries specialist, The Nature Conservancy
      Steve Pelletier, wildlife biologist, Stantec
      Scott Libby, oceanographer, Battelle
      David Courtemanch, freshwater science specialist, The Nature Conservancy
      Fred Cichocki, evolutionary biology and ecology, Chewonki
      Liz Hertz, wetlands, retired policymaker 
      Glenn Evans, science teacher, Mt. Ararat

      This program is open to the public, registration is not required to attend.

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