Local high school students study macroinvertebrate sampling at VCU Rice Center
On Friday, Dec. 1, the Advanced Placement Environmental class at Varina High School visited the VCU Rice Center to learn about macroinvertebrate sampling. Anne Wright, the coordinator of VCU Life Sciences Outreach Education programs, led 21 students and their teacher through several exercises. The class sampled Herring Creek as well as Kimages Creek at the northern end of Lake Charles where water had receded due to the breach of the dam. The students learned the importance of vernal pools and studied the animals that use them.