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River Exploration Backpack Project

River Exploration Backpack Project

Ever wonder how you and your students can make a difference in the health of our local environment? Through the River Exploration Backpack Project, students monitor water quality of the St. Johns River and share their data with other participating schools.

Want to participate?

Schools are asked to test water quality at your assigned site once a month with their class or club and share collected data with Emily Floore our Education Director. Participating schools will have access to all the compiled data. St. Johns Riverkeeper will provide testing equipment and supporting educational materials. Emily Floore will visit your class and help train students on the equipment. Additionally, she will be available for assistance throughout the year.

All research and discussions are designed to be student driven. Students currently participating in the program have enjoyed the research and have been motivated to organize other river awareness projects like cleanups and science nights.

Project Links

National Weather Service Tide Information

State of the River Report for the Lower St. Johns River Basin

St. Johns Riverkeeper Virtual Tour

Florida Depertment of Environmental Protection Lower St. Johns Watershed

Project Materials

Notebook Data Sheets

Exploration Backpack Project Video 

Exploration Backpack Project Video Worksheet 

For more information contact Emily Floore by email emily@stjohnsriverkeeper.org or phone (904) 256-7022. 

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