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GLOBE Hydrology

Naperville Community Unit School District 203

November 4th, 2006

Go to November 2007 Bass release 


Highlands School teacher Ms. Kouri and Steeple Run teacher Maureen Nolan have been participating in the "Bass in the Class" program for several years.  Students raise Bass Fish in their classrooms then release them into Hidden Lake after they carefully check the temperature.  They enthusiastically wave good by to their scaled friends.  Last spring, Mr. Lopatka helped Steeple Run students take GPS readings of the site, so that they could let GLOBE teachers, students and  scientists know where Hidden Lake was located on the globe.  They also measured the PH, conductivity, temperature and turbidity of the water.  The site became the second Steeple Run School GLOBE Hydrology site. Students again tested the water quality and entered the data into the GLOBE Data base.  They have been monitoring  the water at Rotts creek  by for several years, while Highland students been monitoring macro invertebrates and water quality at the DuPage river site and Herrick Lake

Click here to see Hydrology Test Data

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Over a hundred students, parents and teachers from several Naperville schools gathered at Hidden Lake in Lisle Illinois to set some Bass free.

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Conditions were less than ideal, Thermometers showed that the fish in the lake were warmer than the people on the shore.

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After releasing the Bass, Mrs. Nolan and several of her students tested the water quality.

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They measured the PH, conductivity, temperature and turbidity of the water.

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In September of 2003, the Naperville School District 203 formed a partnership with the GLOBE Program.  We have performed Teacher workshops in the following places:

Naperville IL  September, 2003

Highland Park, Illinois July, 2005 Workshop

Park Ridge, Illinois September, 2005


Steeple Run students at the Morton Arboretum 2005

Steeple Run and Highlands Bass release 11/4/06

Highlands School 10/14/05 Hydrology at Highlands School

Highlands School 10/11/07 Hydrology at Highlands School

Highlands School macro invertebrates study.

Highlands School Bass Release May 18, 2006

Bass release November 4, 2006

Bass Release November 3, 2007

Bass Release November 1, 2008

Bass Release November 7, 2009

Highlands School Site Definition

Phenology at the Arboretum 

Fall Pnenology 2007

GLOBE Program:

Hit Counter

Date Site Temperature PH Conductivity Turbidity
5/24/2005 Rott's Creek 16C 7 1176 120cm
11/4/2005* Rott's Creek 11.3C 7.2 1091 17cm
5/6/2006 Hidden Lake 16.7C 7 1243 77cm
9/28/2006 Rott's Creek 15C 6.5 901 57cm
11/4/2006 Hidden Lake 8C 7 1090 62cm
11/7/2009 Hidden Lake 12C 8 937 45cm

*Rotts' Creek was dry in the fall of 2005 

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