CLERMONT CO. (FOX19) -- Fourth and fifth grade students at Brantner Elementary School in the West Clermont Local School District will learn about how to collect and test water samples thanks to a $3,285 Ohio Environmental Education Fund grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
In the spring and fall, students will participate in the program "Dinosaurs Drank That?" as they collect and test water samples from East Fork Lake, Stonelick Lake, the Little Miami River and a storm drain on the school grounds.
Students will test for nitrates, pH, ammonia, dissolved oxygen, sediments and algae. They will learn to develop hypotheses about the causes of pollution they find and create an action plan to reduce the pollution of one of the water sources tested.