Local Students Experience the Wabash River by Raft

The second annual Wonders on the Wabash Expedition took place September 15, 2015 and was a great success! Thanks to The Tippecanoe County Partnership for Water Quality, Tippecanoe County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Tippecanoe County Park and Recreation Department for once again joining forces to embark on a hands-on education experience with Faith Christian 6th grade students. The days events included a five and a half mile rafting trip with stops along the Wabash River to learn the importance of watersheds and the impacts everyday life has on a watershed. 

After months of planning the students day began bright and early at Happy Hallow Park where they were introduced to their raft instructors for the day and then learned the basics of a watershed. This activity laid the foundation of the day. Once the students were fitted for life jackets they were bused to Mascouten Park to launch the rafts and begin the educational journey down stream. The Students made two stops on river island to take water quality samples, observe macro invertebrates and fish of the Wabash. The trip ended at Fort Ouiatenon where the students were tested on the information of the day and ended with a small season of the local history.  

We would like to thank all volunteers and presenters for making this educational day possible!

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