WSM Middle School Wins at Student Watershed Watch Summit

For the second year in a row, West Side Montessori students were awarded Best Overall Presentation and Most Creative Tabletop Display at the Student Watershed Watch Summit.
"The Student Watershed Watch (SWW) helps our region’s young people to appreciate our streams, so they may grow to be wise stewards. Each year the SWW brings hundreds of students together from urban and rural school districts in the Maumee Area of Concern to learn about our local environment.
Highlights of this two-part program includes water quality testing performed by Junior and Senior High School classes at local stream sites. Students test for temperature, turbity, dissolved oxygen, pH, and many other parameters using standardized test kits to determine the health of the water. Benthic samples are collected from the stream bottoms for analyzing macroinvertebrate communities.
The program culminates at a Student Summit where student representatives from participating schools release and compare their results. Students also have an opportunity to network with their peers and local professionals during the poster and workshop sessions of the Summit."Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments
More than 150 students from 10 classes attended the 30th annual Student Watershed Watch Summit last Friday at the Toledo Zoo. Teams presented their results on stage and a group of judges composed of environmental sciences professionals and peers evaluated the presentations.
Congratulations to our Middle School students and their teacher, Dawn Fenicle!