Thu, Feb 18 | Cumming City Hall

Home School Thursdays: Benthic Bugs (Ages 8-13)

Students conduct a simulated bioassessment of a stream!
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Home School Thursdays: Benthic Bugs (Ages 8-13)

Time & Location

Feb 18, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Cumming City Hall, 100 E Main St, Cumming, GA 30040, USA

About The Event

Students conduct a simulated bioassessment of a stream by sampling macroinvertebrates (represented by colored beads). By learning the process by which macros are assessed, results are recorded, and Pollution Tolerance Indexes are determined.

Students will:

  • Define the terms; macroinvertebrate, benthic, bioindicator, etc.
  • Discover the importance of macroinvertebrates as bioindicators that change the flow of energy in an ecosystem
  • Students classify, investigate, and use numerical data to determine the importance of macros

*All sessions will follow the Forsyth County Parks and Recreation COVID-19 policies. 

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