Norm Conrad was one of six presenters at a recent environmental Norm Conrad talks to 9th graders education event for high school youth. Held at Winter State Park/Halfway Dam in Mifflinburg, PA, this day-long training included presentations by staff and volunteers from the state Bureau of Forestry, State Parks rangers, the local Trout Unlimited chapter, and the local Future Farmers of America. Sessions covered everything from geologic cycles in Pennsylvania to macroinvertebrates and water quality. Norm’s lecture covered water flows and pollution transfer using a ground water flow model. He demonstrated surface and ground water flows, and contaminant movement between them due to mining, drilling, dumping and groundwater pumping. His model allows him to also demonstrate forces such as water pressure and vadose zone fluctuation. This is a school-district-wide event and students must write a report about the presentations. Norm reports that this is an excellent opportunity to raise our public profile and influence future consumers. Good work, sir!
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