Sunday, November 9, 2014

Week 4 Tuesday November 4th: Soil Sampling and Straight Talk

At Energy-Net, the team gathered soil samples from Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park. Previously, the teens used GPS to find the coordinates of the soil sample sites and recorded this data in their notebooks. They used the same GPS units to re-find the sample locations and collect a surface layer sample. These samples will be used in Rob's research on lead pollution in the Pittsburgh Area.

One of the teens collecting a soil sample.

One of the teens practicing her tree climbing skills before collecting the samples.

After the demonstration, the teens and interns broke up into their groups and each took two soil samples. Using the GPS units they were able to find the correct locations and at each location collected a sample and recorder the soil color using a Munsell Soil Color Book.
Two of the teens showcasing the soil samples they collected.

Afterwards, the teens prepared Straight Talk for the Interns and Educators.

                                          Steve giving us a farewell until next time.
Steve looking very stylish for Energy-Net

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