July 19 Floating Classroom covers the science of microplastics and fish anatomy with SRBC, USGS presenters
Nearly 60 people participated in the Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association's July 19 Floating Classroom aboard the Hiawatha Paddleboat in Williamsport, learning about the impacts of microplastics in our watershed and the science of fish anatomy.
On the lower level of the boat, the Susquehanna River Basin Commission's Kim Dagen shared a presentation about microplastics, their proliferation in our waterways and the ways they scientifically research this issue. A video overview of her presentation can be watched here:
On the upper level of the boat, the US Geological Survey's Vicki Blazer discussed fish health and how she and other scientists study fish via their anatomy. Her presentation included a live fish dissection, look at and ID of internal organs and how they use what they find to determine potential issues. A video overview of her presentation:
Some photos from the Floating Classroom on July 19, 2022:
John Zaktansky is an award-winning journalist and avid promoter of the outdoors who loves camping, kayaking, fishing and hunting with the family.