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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Kid's Tech University Hands-on Exhibit

AWRA will be presenting a hands-on exhibit at Kid's Tech University on Saturday, March 26th from 1:30-3:30pm!  Please contact Emily (eakimm@vt.edu) if you would like to help out with this event!

Abstract:
The Student Chapter of American Water Resources Association will be hosting an exhibit with locally caught macro-invertebrates (“bugs”) in containers for students to try and spot. They will show how each animal is used in stream monitoring techniques and which ones are worth more "points" than others. The exhibit will allow for kids to explore what life on the bottom of a river looks like and how our everyday activities can affect what they’ll find.  This will allow kids to see how stream monitoring works, what factors are used to test stream quality, how to use a bug identification key, how bugs can be an indicator of water pollution, and how learning about streams can be fun!    


Visit the Kid's Tech University website:  http://kidstechuniversity.vbi.vt.edu/

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