2021 Mt. Ararat HS Biology Research on the Cathance River Nature Preserve
January 25, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us for presentation of research results from the 2021 fall field research by Mt. Ararat High School Honors Biology class. Every year, CREA partners with Biology teacher Glenn Evans to pair students with mentors from the community. Each Thursday morning in September and October, students and mentors gathered at the CREA Ecology Center before heading out on the Preserve to collect data on everything ranging from water quality to plant diversity on the heath.
Armed with game cameras, GPS units, snowshoes, coolers, flagging tape, guide books and a host of other equipment, they set out to wrestle with all of the real world challenges associated with data collection…while experiencing the appeal of work that has real world value. Join us to discover what they learned about our beloved preserve this year. You’ll be impressed by both the results and the poise of these remarkable students!
Many thanks to our 2021 mentors:
- Fred Chicocki – Survey of the ecological diversity of the Heath
- Scott Libby & Battelle – Water level and quality of the Cathance River
- David Reed – Using invertebrate diversity to assess water quality in the Cathance River
- Shane Duigan & Maine Forest Service – Inventorying forestry growth in a permanent lot
- Kevin Doran – Inventorying forestry growth in a permanent lot
- Meg Holland – Tracking and comparing bird species in different ecological communities
- Adam Gravel & Stantec – Survey of mammals on the Preserve
A decision about whether this event will be in person at the Topsham Public Library or virtual will be made closer to the event.
Registration is required to attend, please include the names of all members of your household who plan to attend.