On May 28, Blountstown High School Agriculture and Biology students in Miss Champagne's and Mr. Nichols’ classes traveled to the Apalachicola River to take water samples for lab analysis.
This field trip was made possible by a grant Miss Champagne received from the TERRA organization. TERRA stands for Technology Education Research and Redesign Alliance, Inc.
The students worked in the classroom in preparation for the field trip with software from BUC Technologies to give them a better understanding of the importance of water quality. The Better Universe and Citizens (BUC) Initiative promotes the need for renewable energy and greater environmental awareness to communities through formal education.
With donations from FAMU as well, the students traveled to three different landings on the river. At each location, a team of students would make observations, record data, and take water samples. The water samples were then sent to a lab in Tallahassee for further analysis.
The field trip was a lot of fun and they even got to do a little fishing along the way. Check out this week's print edition for more highlights.