Nature Center Program
Water Lab Sessions
Water quality classes incorporating biological, chemical and physical integrity are offered April - May and September - October annually at the Indian Lake State Park Nature Center.
This program is targeted to 4th-5th graders from area schools but can be adapted to meet the needs of a special group. All classes must be prescheduled with the Indian Lake Watershed Project by an authorized representative of area schools. Dates may be reserved by contacting Vicky Boots at the Indian Lake Watershed Project office by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org
Students will learn the proper use of microscopes and to identify micororganisms that are indicators of both good and poor water quality samples.
Wetlands are a common sense way to protect the environment and improve water quality.
They are best described as a shallow water area between cropland and lakes or streams. They support water loving plants, shrubs and trees such as cattails or willows.
Wetlands are referred to as they kidneys of Mother Nature for they filter out the impurities in water while providing habitat for wildlife.
Wetlands can store excess water thus preventing downstream flooding and serve as a source of groundwater recharge to replenish our precious underground aquifers.
Students dipping for macroinvertebrates and viewing their discoveries.