Fish and turtle long term population study funded
Science teachers Kyle Campbell, Lyndsey Manzo, and Brooke Cochran received a $3,500 grant from the Westerville Education Challenge fund. The money will be spent on re-populating game fish, and attempting to understand how the painted turtle population increased greatly in the last few years. Elementary and middle school students will aid in the capturing, cataloging, tagging, and species identification of fish and turtles contained in the pond. Floating garden rafts will also be created by ecology classes to cleanse the water of synthetic fertilizers from surrounding neighborhoods to decrease filamentous algal growth.