GET WET! Has a new Interim Executive Director!

20170106_0846113-copyKaitlyn Rivers  is a Biology/Environmental Studies Major at Oberlin College.  She will be working on the transition from GETWETH2OED.ORG to GETWETPROJECT.ORG 

Kaitlyn is also directing and guiding research developing in Martin County relating to the Okeechobee River dump and algae growth. Although studies have been done, only three groundwater wells have been used to indicate plume movements. Using the GET WET! program, Kaitlyn will assist student researchers in increasing sampling sites and modeling plume movement to determine a watershed response to precipitation events and nitrate plume movement.

Welcome Kaitlyn!  We need your energy on this very important work!

STOP RICK SCOTT FROM TAKING OUR REFUGE!!! ARMLNWR IS OURS!

Rick Scott and the South Florida Water Management District want to use the refuge as a waste water facility.  Make no mistake, this is a SUGAR FARM-LAKE OKEECHOBEE conundrum.

My students have been performing long-term research on tree frogs, glyphosate from farm run-off, DDT & DDE studies, Apple Snail & Snail Kite studies, air quality through bromeliad studies, and are beginning moth studies.  We have special use permits from the federal government and the students gain valuable experience working with mentors, learning about the environment, using real world data for statistical analysis.

PLEASE CALL RICK SCOTT 850-488-7146  HELP US SAVE OUR PRECIOUS REFUGE!!

FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION https://loxahatcheefriends.com/events/saverefuge.shtml

Oxbridge Student Water Researchers Educate!

Oxbridge Students presented their water research at the Annual American Water Resource Association (AWRA) Conference in Orlando.

They were the only secondary level students competing among undergraduate and graduate students. They designed their research, performed a literature review, collected data in the field, analyzed the data and presented to professionals in the water industry.  Students were very proud as many asked if they were PhD students!  Well done crew!
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GEOPHYSICS IN THE FIELD

The Environmental Geophysics Lab in the Department of Geosciences at FAU focuses on the use of near-surface hydrogeophysical methods to investigate a wide array of environmental issues at both the laboratory and field scales.

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Learn more:  http://www.geosciences.fau.edu/geophysics-lab/index.php