Leslie Jones, assistant professor, Department of Biology, (319) 273-7153 or (319) 266-7125
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761
Twenty-four students from Waterloo's Logan Middle School will participate in the UNI College of Natural Science Iowa Lakes Water Quality Study, Monday-Friday, June 3-7. Through this project, UNI's teaching students to develop new activities for science teachers, and pilot their methods with the Logan students.
Leslie Jones, assistant professor in the Department of Biology, says studies show Iowa has some of the worst surface water in the country. 'Through this project we're hoping to increase the students' awareness of environmental issues, and encourage all Iowans to take responsibility for the ways our land use impacts water quality.'
The students will be in UNI's Center for Energy and Environmental Education Monday and Friday, at George Wyth Lake Tuesday, at Delhi's Silver Lake on Wednesday, and at Casey Lake in Hickory Hills Park Thursday.