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Inland Seas Schoolship

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Today the 5th and 6th grade scientists enjoyed a morning on the Inland Seas Schoolship in Suttons Bay. The question asked before they set sail was “Is our great lake Michigan a healthy lake?”  After testing for water quality, types of plankton, benthic macro-invertebrates, micro-plastics and fish, the answer they deduced was “it’s a more complicated answer than just yes or no”. They observed that while invasive species have decreased the biodiversity of the lake the water quality of the lake is healthy. They also learned how to raise the sails and sing some great shanties. A special thanks to our chaperones Pathfinder Alums Caitlin and Seamus Harrison:).

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  1. What an adventure!! Looks a great crew!! 🙂

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