What did you learn from this experience?
- I learned that the water in streams is not as clean as I thought that
they would be.† I also learned that there are different aspects of determining
the quality of the water we tested: chemical and biological.
- I learned a lot from Watershed.† I gained insight and experience from
being able to work with the gentleman at Geddes Brook.† It was fascinating
to see how chemistry data is gathered.†
- I learned about the various causes of water pollution, both point source
and non-point source causes.†
- I learned that the water qualities of many of the streams are good when
they are going through rural areas.† As soon as they go through urban areas
the quality decreases.† This is most likely from non-point source pollution.†
Also I learned that most of the pollution going in was something that would
be harmful if in the long run, the pollution ended abruptly.† Most of the
damage has already been done and has to be fixed before the lake can be
cleaned up.† Overall, the Watershed is okay until you get closer and then
it gets worst due to the problems already talked about.†
- Not that much, I knew or expected most of the results, so it was not a
- I learned how important our stream is to Onondaga Lake.
- I learned that it is important to cooperate with other for the environment.†††††††
- I learned how to test for water organisms and what the water quality means
for our community.†
- I learned from this project how to determine water quality and what factors
to watch for in samples.†
- That people have a lot of good information about the different streams
in the Onondaga Lake Watershed.†
- How to monitor water quality, why to monitor water quality, and how much
fun science is.†
- We learned that the quality of Harbor Brook is very important because
it gives us a better understanding of where out drinking water comes from.†
- We learned that Nine Mile Creek is actually one of the cleanest streams
that go into Onondaga Lake.† Nine Mile and Onondaga Creek make up 80% of
the water flow into Onondaga Lake.† I learned we are lucky to live where
- From this experience I learned a lot about the tributaries of Onondaga
Lake.† I learned that Nine Mile Creek and Onondaga Creek are responsible
for 80% to 90% of al the water in the lake.† I also learned of the areas
surrounding the tributaries, and where the main sources of pollution are.†
- We learned that the creek we studied, Nine Mile Creek, was one of Onondaga
Lakeís cleanest and most important tributaries.† Onondaga Creek is the largest
tributary.† All the others are smaller and less clean.†
Why do you think monitoring water quality is important?
- Monitoring water quality helps to find pollution and stop it.† It also
helps to see what kind of water is flowing into Onondaga Lake.
- Because you can locate possible points of pollution and eliminate them.†
It is important to determine if clean water is entering the lake or if it
is further polluting the lake.†
- For a number of reasons; most obviously for drinking water, but also
for wildlife, and because land could be contaminated.†
- I think monitoring water quality is important because we need to know
how polluted the water is so that we can change it.† Also by monitoring
it, we can see what is causing the impurities so that we can strive to change
- It is very important to monitor water quality especially in a public
park.† A change in water quality could mean dire consequences to the local
ecosystem.† It is also important because so many factors can affect it and
if we discover a discrepancy from prior results we can work to correct it
before it does much damage.†
- So we can be aware of any problems especially those that would lead to
- Because we need clean water filtering into the lake to help with the
- Water quality is important because we need to know about what is in our
water to improve it, and protect ourselves.†
- Monitoring water quality is important because diseases or irregularities
can be compared and recorded so that the public can be told.
- Water is a vital natural resource, although the earthís surface is covered
by 75% of water is can easily be polluted.†
- So if the water quality starts to go down you can find out where the
pollution is coming form and stop it.†
- It is important to monitor water quality because its is used as drinking
water and we need to make sure that there is no contamination in the water
supply so it is safe to drink.†
- Monitoring water quality is important to locate sources of pollution
and to try to improve them.†
- So we make sure our water remains clean and useable.††
- In order to maintain a balanced ecosystem, also to keep pollutants.†
Was there information needed that you didnít have to draw your
- Information for the whole stream not just the few spots tested.†
- We only sampled one location, there could be differing information
- We tested only one area of Onondaga Creek and I wish that we
were able to see what the results were like in other places along Onondaga
- We didnít have the other information from the other river and
creeks that go into Onondaga lake.
- I wish we could have tested other areas of the stream, more
- I am not sure.† The only thing that would have been better
is if we were familiar with the areas of other studentís streams.†
- I wish that we had the sheet that lindsay and I helped to fill
out because it explained the calculations we made to get the information.†
- Yes, we had to look up some information online to determine
the quality of the stream we studied.† We looked up what a healthy number
of nitrates would be and other components that we found in the stream that
we had nothing else to compare to.†
- Not really, more specific information would have led to a more
concrete, precise conclusion.† From the general information, we arrived at
a general conclusion.
- I felt that the posters gave sufficient information to draw
- Five students stated that there wasnít anymore information
needed to draw their conclusions.††
Is this information that you would share with others in
your community? Who would you share it
with? Why would you?
- Yes, I
would share it with my class so that they are informed of Watersheds
would be more likely to share it with our community if the results were
works.However, most of the
results show it has good/excellent water quality.
Tully Village Board Members, they would be the few people that could get
funding to help conserve our portion of the water shed.
- If the
water quality of Nine Mile Creek was worse that it actually was, then I
would be more likely to share it with community leaders.I think the more polluted stream groups
should share their findings with their communities.
family and friends because if is important that they know what is going on
would share this information with my community, but I would be much more
likely to share it if I found negative information.All I would have to share is that the
stream I studied was in very good condition.
probably not too often, but I would share it with friends and gamily when
they ask what I have been involved in lately, or if the topic of water
pollution comes up specifically.
- Yes, I
would share it with my family, friends, and others in my community because
it is their right to know what is in the water, especially if they live
near a brook or creek.
- To be
honest, Iím not sure that any specific persons in the community would be
highly interested.However,posting our conclusions and measurements on the web means that anyone who
would want to see out information could.
really, because it would not mean much to most people, they would be glad
it is good around here and not really care about anywhere else.
people and business owners located near the stream, its important to show
how important the cleanliness of the stream is.
would share this information with the Tully Board Members so they could
get further funding to promote and investigate the watershed.
Tully Board Members may want to be informed, and we could ask for funding
to further promote and investigate our watershed.
- Yes, I
would share this with others in our community with those who were
concerned about that water we drink because everyone should be aware of
what is in the water we drink.
so that they are more informed about the waterways in their local