At the Shenandoah Park: Learning About Macroinvertebrates!

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We had a wonderful time at the Shenandoah River State Park on Tuesday, August 21st! 7 families came out and enjoyed the “Going In-Seine” program hosted by Park Staff. Students were introduced to the Seine Net, how to set it at a “riffle”, and how to kick up rocks to release macro-invertebrates (large invertebrates that can be seen without a microscope)! Then, everyone went down to the river to try their luck with the net. Once sufficient rocks had been turned over, the net was brought onto shore, where the children looked for macro-invertebrates of all kinds to sort and identify. Once all was said and done, we enjoyed a picnic and some chit-chat with new families.

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