North Star Academy Visits MERI

Seniors from North Star Academy school in Newark, NJ visited MERI for a workshop in GPS training and water quality assessment. Students learned about the chemistry lab, GIS and GPS equipment, and the environmental monitoring equipment taking information out in the field. The class recorded water quality measurement data like water temperature, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, and salinity. The students then compared their data between the freshwater source and a tidally influenced source.