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Stevens Middle School Eighth Grade Science Field Trip to the Elwha

Stevens Middle School Eighth Grade Science Field Trip to the Elwha
Posted on 10/13/2017
Stevens Middle School Eighth Grade Science Field Trip to the ElwhaEvery Fall since 2006, Stevens Middle School 8th grade science students have traveled to the lower, middle, and upper Elwha River sites and collected data on pH, dissolved oxygen, temperature, benthic macroinvertebrates (bugs), turbidity, salinity, birds, and sediment size.  Brenda Manson, senior science teacher at SMS, developed the curriculum, originally planned the Elwha field trips, and coordinates and spearheads the Elwha field trips annually.

Dan Lieberman’s 8th grade science classroom recently hosted an Elwha Science Poster Symposium. In an informal setting where school and community members milled about the room observing student work, and groups of students shared their investigations and answered questions. “We had more than 200 people come through the Elwha Investigation Poster Symposium on Friday, September 29, 14 of whom were adults (and children) from the school and community,” Lieberman relayed.  (See photos below)

View a 2-minute movie of the Symposium from the class: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bywcta8cRbh4YnZ2bFdPVE5SbTQ

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Eighth grade scientist Delfonzo Martinez-Vasquez discusses particular points of interest on his group’s Elwha science poster with students from Brad Ahrndt’s seventh grade class.
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Eighth grade scientists Colby Groves (left) and Duncan Jacobs measuring the pH of the Elwha River at the upper site of the field trip, near Madison Falls. (photo by Mya Lindstrom)



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Patsene Dashiell
Communications and Community Relations Coordinator
Port Angeles School District
360.565.3703
pdashiell@portangelesschools.org