It's Alive! What's in the Watershed Near You?
Join us on Thursday, September 17th as Karen Jackson gives us an upclose and personal look into what is living in Gills Creek. Many of the insects we see flying around rivers, streams, and ponds start their lives in the water. They have amazing adaptations to their surroundings, such as gills to extract oxygen from the water, retractable jaws for catching prey, and silk-producing glands to build protective cases. Many of these aquatic organisms not only depend on clean water for survival, they also benefit ponds and streams. We’ll also discuss how macroinvertebrates can be used in water quality assessments and how you can sample safely in our local streams.
Karen Jackson is an area Water Resources Agent in the Pee Dee region with Clemson Extension. She’s based out of Richland County and focuses on stream bank repair, residential wells, groundwater use, and pond management. Karen has a background in stream ecology and benthic macroinvertebrates. When not at work, she enjoys spending time outside and in the river with her dog, Behr.
This is a wonderful opportunity for both adults and school-age kids who love science and playing in the creek!
Please register using the link below.