Micah Silver has served as our Aquatic Field Fellow in 2018. As part of his work, he brought some of his skills into the Natural Resource classroom at Greenville High School. Read more below about his experience.
We are all familiar with fresh bodies of water such as rivers, creeks, lakes and ponds. Here in the Sierra Nevada, these sources of freshwater are abundant, dotting and crisscrossing our wrinkled landscape, and providing important habitat for many local creatures. Unless you’re an entomologist, biologist, naturalist or avid fly-fisherman, you may not be so familiar with the wide variety of invertebrate organisms to be discovered within these freshwater systems. A selected group of students at Greenville High school might as well be added to that list of specialists after completing a freshwater benthic macro-invertebrate lab during their natural resource class this spring.