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Great Hollow Hike

Hike at Great Hollow Nature Preserve Trip

What invertebrate animals live in streams and wetland areas in the Connecticut woodlands and what do they need to survive? That is the question that the seventh-graders set out to answer during their hike along the dirt trail the meanders thru the 33-acre preserve. Armed with water sampling equipment, they measured and compiled water chemistry data, and investigated stream flow rates. They searched for water animals to learn what kinds of creatures thrive in the environment and learned about the tree species that are part of the delicate life balance.


A few days later they returned to conduct their experiments again and to see if weather variations during the intermittent days had affected their original data and drew conclusions over what can cause changes.


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