Alaska Sea Grant

Field Trip

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Westchester Lagoon
The kids really enjoyed learning about the macro-invertebrates as well as searching for fish and other bugs in the lagoon. They also, enjoyed finding the PH, velocity, and oxygen in the water.
We found evidence of salmon already thriving in this location. In addition, the kids found that our temperature, PH, Velocity, oxygen were all within the normal ranges. Also, we found many macro invertebrates that live in healthy streams.
We went to Chester Creek near our school to test to see if salmon could live in the stream. After that we went down to Westchester Lagoon and did the same there.
Alaska Sea Grant University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska Department of Education and Early Development NOAA