Johnson Park, located on the East side of Columbus, has begun to develope research, and research strategies for Alum Creek. Students will explore the creek and the quality of water, while improving their critical thinking skills. Some of the different types of data to be collected will be clarity, pH, salinity, nitrates, phosphates, tribidity, disolved oxygen, temperature, and fecal coliform.
Student interaction will begin in late September and carried through the school year. Different means of communication will include E-mail and video-conferencing. The students will organize their data, and share it with other students in other schools and school districts.