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ERIC Number: EJ758562
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Restoring Fossil Creek
Flaccus, Kathleen; Vlieg, Julie; Marks, Jane C.; LeRoy, Carri J.
Science Teacher, v71 n6 p36-40 Sum 2004
Fossil Creek had been dammed for the past 90 years, and plans were underway to restore the stream. The creek runs through Central Arizona and flows from the high plateaus to the desert, cutting through the same formations that form the Grand Canyon. This article discusses the Fossil Creek monitoring project. In this project, students and teachers of Sinagua High School in Arizona team up with Northern Arizona University to conduct a longitudinal study to monitor changes in the creek. The data collected will ultimately provide an invaluable annual record for students, working scientists, and the wider community as changes are monitored over time. This particular longitudinal study is important because it monitors not only change through time, but also through an extreme event--removing a dam and restoring a stream. Today, the project continues to be part of an ongoing Research Experience for Teachers (RET) grant funded by the National Science Foundation. Through the RET, teachers have gained the confidence to expand field research in environmental science classes. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona