Citizen Water Monitoring volunteer Beth LaVigne recently educated Duluth's CBS team on what goes into her volunteer water monitoring on Tischer Creek in Duluth.
LaVigne, a science methods educator for the College of St. Scholastica, encourages her students (all future science teachers), to get involved in citizen science. LaVigne has been a part of the MPCA program since 2008. Her work with water clarity signifies algae and sediment levels in the stream which affects plants, insects and fish communities.
“So, once a week I come and walk down the little path.” The Tischer Creek path is a familiar one for Beth LaVigne. “I monitor at this same site every week.”
See the full story (Duluth CBS): Citizen scientists test Minnesota’s waters.