Fifty people learned about insects of our watershed aboard the Hiawatha Paddleboat near Williamsport on Tuesday, July 11, during the Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association's Floating Classroom series.
Presenters on both levels were from Lycoming College's Clean Water Institute, including professor Leslie Rieck and numerous students.
Information included an overview of different waterway insects, such as mayflies and dragonflies and their importance within the greater aquatic ecosystem.
There are six more Floating Classroom programs through the end of September, including one in just one week on Tuesday, July 18, 2023, from 10-11 a.m. looking at emerging river contaminant PFAS (forever chemicals) and plants in terms of hydroponics, aquaponics and sustainability.
Learn more about our Floating Classroom program and buy your tickets for future cruises at middlesusquehannariverkeeper.org/floating-classroom.html
John Zaktansky is an award-winning journalist and avid promoter of the outdoors who loves camping, kayaking, fishing and hunting with the family.