Students get ‘a-ha’ moment learning how watersheds work

Students get ‘a-ha’ moment learning how watersheds work

Students get ‘a-ha’ moment learning how watersheds work

Aaliyah Rodriguez, right, a sixth-grade student from Escalante Middle School, leads classmates on snowshoes into Haviland Lake and Chris Park on Wednesday to study the watershed. Students are learning various techniques to measure snow depth and water content of snow as part of a program through Durango Nature Studies.
Durango Nature Studies program facilitator Grace Gordon, left, calls upon sixth-grade student Maren Clay, right, from Escalante Middle School to explain her findings while the class conducted snow and water content measurements in Haviland Lake and Chris Park on Wednesday. The field trip is part of a program to understand the region’s watershed.
Lead by Durango Nature Studies program facilitator Grace Gordon, center left, sixth-grade students from Escalante Middle School head off by snowshoe on Wednesday into the Haviland Lake and Chris Park areas to study the watershed.
Jaida Ladnier, a sixth-grade student from Escalante Middle School, helps classmates dig a snow pit Wednesday in the Haviland Lake and Chris Park area while studying the watershed by learning various techniques to measure snow depth and water content of snow.
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