Last Wednesday our 4th-6th grade Española River Classroom headed up to the Rio Chama below Abiquiu Dam to place our game cameras in different spots and to collect more benthic macroinvertebrates.
We’re really excited to have three new students in River Classroom, but we did have to review our wader safety rules.
Soon we were wading across the Rio Chama and searching the far bank for tracks and other signs of animal life.
We placed our game cameras in different spots this time, hoping to catch some new animals.
After a quick lunch break, we headed back across the river to survey benthic macroinvertebrates in two different spots.
We suspect that this may be one of our last benthic macroinvertebrate collections of the school year because the water level is expected to rise soon. We brought the samples back to NMWC, and we’re really excited about the data that we’ve collected!