Dr. Jamie DeWitt makes the connection of water quality and DNA with the River Guardians Environmental Symposium students during a post-lab presentation at their school.
Our River Guardians project engages students, schools and hub sites located on or near 4 river basins throughout North Carolina. New sites include Forsyth Country Day School, Bath Elementary School, River Park North and North Carolina Estuarium!
This incredible day brought over 400 participants to celebrate and reflect on the success of our River Guardians water monitoring project. Students heard from environmentalists, conservationists, professors, scientists, and other water related organizations. They participated in hands-on activities and spent the afternoon kayaking, fishing, trail biking, and hiking.
Our River Guardians water monitoring project has expanded to 15 sites in 9 counties on 3 river systems! Love A Sea Turtle’s student leaders are initiating and leading after-school club sites to engage youth in hands-on water science.