Diving deep into water quality: Local middle-schoolers share their findings

Jul 29, 2019

The misnomer of flushable wipes and the challenges invasive species pose are among the issues middle schoolers throughout Kenosha took a deep dive into in recent weeks for a summer school course on water quality.

For the past five weeks, students in grades 6-8 delved into the complex issues around water quality — an important issue in any community, but especially so in one along a lakeshore.

On Wednesday, many of the 65 students enrolled in this summer’s project-based learning camp showcased their findings at Southwest Library for an interactive event that was open to the entire community.


“We gave the kids some coaching, but they really took ownership of it,” said Sarah Renish-Ratelis, a science teacher at Mahone Middle School, who played a role in this summer’s project-learning program through the Kenosha Unified School District.

Several meeting rooms within the Southwest Library served as venues to showcase the students’ displays.

James Lunt and Elizabeth Willis worked together on an interactive display of the Pike River Watershed.

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