Headwaters photo
On Wednesday, January 20th the Upper Elementary went to Headwaters Forest Reserve. This was part of their outdoor education on learning about watersheds and local salmon behavior. All the students learned the life cycle of the salmon and got to observe Coho Salmon in the South Fork Elk River. The fourth years also got the opportunity to learn about the old mill town of Falk and meet some ghosts of the past. The fifth and sixth year students learned about water quality and tested the pH, temperature, and turbidity of the river water. The students were going to test the dissolved oxygen level, but the guides forgot some components of the testing material. They will get an opportunity to test water again on future trips as they learn about salmon.

by Cole