Environmental Technology Program
In 2004-2006 over summer break, we took 20 high school science teachers (of biology, chemistry, environmental science, and earth science) out on the RV Humphries for a field water quality analysis field trip. We provided each teacher with a full day on the boat, including instruction on how biological and chemical water quality analyses are done, and the important uses of such data. We also gave the teachers a detailed handout that described our Neuse Estuary Monitoring and Research Program (NEMReP). The handout included a description of changing trends in water quality, as well as how these trends reflect changes in the land use patterns in the watershed over the past decade. This effort was part of a week-long workshop called “Monitoring Our Environment: Environmental Technology/Natural Resources Workshop for High School Teachers,” sponsored by the College of Natural Resources, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources.