Macro invertebrates

Naperville Community Unit School District 203

October 13, 2005


The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has a great program that helps Teachers and Students study the water quality using macro invertebrates. (Little spineless creatures that can be seen without a microscope)

On October 13, 2005, Ms. Kouri took her 4th and 5th graders to the west branch of the DuPage River.  They found a diversity of macro invertebrates that indicated that the water quality was in fair condition. See the worksheet at the bottom of the page.


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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


GLOBE Hydrology Study websites:

Steeple Run Spring 2005 Hydrology in Naperville

Steeple Run Fall 2005 Hydrology in Naperville

Steeple Run Spring  2006 Hydrology in Naperville

Steeple Run Fall 2006 Hydrology in Naperville

Steeple Run Spring 2007 Hydrology in Naperville

Steeple Run students at the Morton Arboretum 2005

Steeple Run Soil Temperature

Steeple Run Bass Release

Steeple Run Rocket Day

Steeple Run and Highlands Bass release 11/4/06

Highlands School October 11, 2007 Hydrology at Highlands School

Highlands School October 14, 2005 Hydrology at Highlands School

Highlands School macro invertebrates study.

Highlands School Bass Release

Highlands School Site Definition

Randolph School Hydrology at Marquette Park

Phenology at the Arboretum 

GLOBE Program:

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