Learning from the River
IIHR offers a popular Water-Quality Class based at LACMRERS, the university’s field station on the Mississippi River. In June 2010, students enjoyed a beautiful early summer day on the river. Click on any image to see a gallery.
Adam Thiese of the DNR digging for mussels on the Mississippi
Lee Southwick (left) and Jaclyn Richards try out the waders.
Water quality testing at Wildcat Den State Park
State Hygienic Laboratory Supervisor of Limnology Mike Schueller (center) electrofishing with students
Adam Nielsen (left) and Tom Smith testing for water quality in Pine Creek
Collaborations flourish at LACMRERS.
The number and variety of organisms caught can indicate the health of the stream.
Jonathan Sutula examines the catch.
The DNR’s Bernie Schonhof took the students out on the river.
Lee Southwick (left) and Jaclyn Richards wield the nets.
Students caught a 40-pound catfish in the Mississippi.
The DNR’s Adam Thiese talks about mussels species that are native to the Mississippi.
Zebra mussels like these are an invasive species in the Mississippi.
Native mussels species are being choked out by aggressive invasives.
Lucille A. Carver Mississippi Riverside Environmental Research Station
Upper Mississippi River
Wildcat Den State Park