Water Quality Monitoring on Cranbrook’s Campus

Grades 5-Adult
Offered Sept. 24-Nov. 6, 2013 and Apr. 16-June 11, 2014

Students gather water samples from the Rouge River on Cranbrook’s Campus to measure water quality using physical and biological assessments. Identification and classification of benthic macro-invertebrates provides data about water quality as students sort, identify, and count creatures harvested from the river bottom. This hands-on experience opens a new world of awareness and scientific inquiry as to the health of local rivers and streams. NOTE: Program occurs outdoors, dress appropriately for the weather. This is a 90 minute premium program with a fee of $13. For an additional fee, add an optional Science on the Screen! prep class to this program. Online registration not available for these programs.

To register, please call 248 645.3223 or email water@cranbrook.edu.