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Water Quality Assessment

Participate in one of the most important scientific studies in the Catskill watershed, an essential part of NYC’s water supply system! Equipped with professional water testing supplies, and with the region’s largest reservoir in our backyard, students can work as citizen scientists as we monitor water chemistry, turbidity, riparian vegetation, bank stability, macroinvertebrates, and the physical properties of the Esopus Creek. Students are exposed to a number of scientific methods of measurement to study water quality in the field.