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West Alabama Home School Students Enjoys Creek Kids October 22, 2010

Sport Fish Restoration

Students learn the importance of clean water in a watershed.   Mrs. Morrison demonstrates how runoff occurs by using green Kool-aid on the watershed model.
Mr. Jackson explains how wetlands serve as recharge sites for springs, creeks, and rivers. Springs at Tannehill State Park feel really cold.
Students collect macroinvertebrates snails and mussels. Students observe fish from a bridge.
Aquatic insects are food for fish and are an important component of the ecological pyramid. Students collect aquatic insects. Some insects are  tolerant of siltation but most are not. Siltation in creeks will cause problems to the ecological pyramid.

Mr. Maurice Jackson
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