Summer Scholars 2003  

Field Trips:

Rio De Flag


On Site Wastewater

Flagstaff Middle
School Pond

EEOP in the News:

‘To’ bee iina’’ Water is life

Environmental Education for
Tribal Students


Problem Based Learning

Project Wet


Student Problem Log


Field Trip - Oak Creek

Just outside of the town of Sedona is Oak Creek Canyon, one the most beautiful and diverse riparian areas in northern Arizona. Towering red rock walls rise out of the green canopy below creating a natural paradise that attracts many tourists and locals. Summer Scholars students spent a day immersed in nature along Oak Creek to test the water quality and enjoy the outdoors.

The students measured the water temperature, pH, turbidity, conductivity and dissolved oxygen using the protocols from Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program. The purpose of taking these measurements was to give the students an idea of the water quality in a natural surface water environment. Scientists might refer to the data from Oak Creek as a background measurement. The Summer Scholars staff helped the students compare the Oak Creek water quality measurements with the water quality measurements downstream from the effluent of the Rio de Flag Wastewater Treatment Facility.

Summer Scholars make discoveries

Oak Creek Canyon field trip

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Environmental Education Outreach Program (EEOP)
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PO Box 5768
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5768
Phone: (928) 523-1275
Fax: (928) 523-1280

Last updated: May 27, 2005