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GLOBE Hydrology

Naperville Community Unit School District 203

November 1st, 2008

Go to November 2007 Bass release 

In November 2006, we were chilled by cold winds and temperatures near freezing. 

Highlands School teacher Ms. Kouri and Steeple Run teacher Maureen Nolan have been participating in the "Bass in the Class" program for several years.  Students raise Bass Fish in their classrooms then release them into Hidden Lake after they carefully check the temperature.  They enthusiastically wave good by to their scaled friends.  Mr. Lopatka helped students take GPS readings of the site, so that they could let GLOBE teachers, students and  scientists know where Hidden Lake was located on the globe.  They also measured the PH, conductivity, temperature and turbidity of the water.  The site became the second Steeple Run School GLOBE Hydrology site. Students again tested the water quality and entered the data into the GLOBE Data base.  They have been monitoring  the water at Rotts creek  by for several years, while Highland students been monitoring macro invertebrates and water quality at the DuPage river site and Herrick Lake. 

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After 30 minutes, the water temperature was save for the fish to be released.  The lake water temperature was 10degrees Celsius.  The PH of the lake water was 8.0

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Several students helped Mr. Lopatka teat the water quality.  The Turbidity was very good. we could see through 70cm of water.  The conductivity was measured at 789.

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In September of 2003, the Naperville School District 203 formed a partnership with the GLOBE Program.  We have performed Teacher workshops in the following places:

Naperville IL  September, 2003

Highland Park, Illinois July, 2005 Workshop

Park Ridge, Illinois September, 2005


Steeple Run students at the Morton Arboretum 2005

Steeple Run and Highlands Bass release 11/4/06

Highlands School 10/14/05 Hydrology at Highlands School

Highlands School 10/11/07 Hydrology at Highlands School

Highlands School macro invertebrates study.

Highlands School Bass Release May 18, 2006

Bass release November 4, 2006

Bass Release November 3, 2007

Bass Release November 1, 2008

Bass Release November 7, 2009

Highlands School Site Definition

Phenology at the Arboretum 

Fall Phnenology 2007

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After the Bass release, some of the students and parents went to the Morton Arboretum where they observed and recorded color change and leaf drop of their four study trees.  The Gingko and Bur Oak had dropped their leaves, while the White Oak and London Plane Tree showed some color change.  Try the lopatkanetlogo.gif (7134 bytes) search page.

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