Monday, March 30, 2015
Over 80 students, fifth graders from Lake Superior Elementary and fourth and fifth graders from Four Corners Elementary, attended a Superior Water Fair this morning at the Mariner Mall. The Water Fair was organized by the City of Superior Environmental Services and included 10 learning stations. Stations included guests from Lake Superior Research Institute, Natural Resources Research Institute, Iron River Fish Hatchery, Master Composters, Regional Stormwater Protection Team, Lake Superior Research Institute and community volunteers. Playing Lake Superior Jeopardy, sorting fish into their micro-habitat hideouts, and calculating water use for the total number of showers per year and the gallons of water saved in a year by a shorter shower, viewing benthic macroinvertebrates, sorting waste into where it should go (medicine to the police station, household hazardous waste to the proper disposal location and recycling, testing water samples for water quality, seeing how rain causes stormwater to pick up pollutants from the land, and learning how a fish hatchery breeds fish and prepares for the stocking of area lakes and learning about aquatic invasive species were all part of the morning’s activities.
The fair ended with a visit by Adam Clark, meteorologist from KBJR, and he talked the water cycle and forecasting weather. He also created a cloud in a bottle.
This is the 3rd year for the fair that has included two schools in Superior at a time.