Rochester, NY (PRWEB) October 17, 2013
Delta Laboratories, Inc., RACF John F. Wegman Fund, NYWEA IIC, Wegmans, Earth Force, and Monroe County Parks are hosting an Aquatic Advocate Program on October 18, 2013. Over 313 science-minded students from Webster Thomas High School, Gates-Chili High School, Fairport High School, and Rochester City School District East High, McQuaid Jesuit, and the Young Women’s College Prep Charter School, along with over 27 volunteers, will take part in a Delta Adopt-A-Stream event. This event is a unique opportunity for students from different area schools to collaborate and together gain the confidence to become advocates for the Rochester area’s natural waterways.
Delta Laboratories Inc. in cooperation with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Rochester Museum and Science Center, SUNY Geneseo, RIT, The Barn Owl, and Monroe County Environmental Services will host water quality monitoring demonstrations and experiments on Hundred Acre Pond in Mendon Ponds Park at Stewart Lodge. Monitoring demonstrations and activities will include water, fish, and invertebrate species of Hundred Acre Pond to assess the quality of the waterway.
Educating students about water quality is one of Delta Lab's priorities. It’s an ideal tool to teach science in the short term, and to foster a sense of stewardship in the long term. Clean lakes, rivers and streams provide our communities with recreational opportunities, habitat for fish, wildlife and drinking water.