Field Trips

Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Study

A closeup of a Blue-fronted Dancer Damselfly perched on the edge of a leef.
As a nymph you will find the beautiful Blue-fronted Dancer Damselfly looking much different while living in an aquatic environment.

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Description

Students will participate in a hands-on field study investigation of macro-organisms found in pond life to determine the health of this ecosystem. Students will focus on discovery and identification of specimens while searching through pond muck from the bottom of a pond.

Group Size:

  • 20 to 100

Duration:

  • 1 hour

Locations:

  • Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center
  • Island Ford
  • Sibley Pond at Sope Creek

Contact

Jerry Hightower, Park Ranger
678-538-1245

Details

Subject:
Biology: Animals
National/State Standards:
Georgia Performance Standards: SKL1, SKL2, and S1L1
Keywords:
macroinvertebrates, ponds, water quality, aquatic
type:
Field Trips