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Leaf Pack Workshop in Gettysburg

Nine individuals participated in a two-day Leaf Pack Network® workshop at Gettysburg College in June 2012. School teachers took the workshop in efforts to better understand stream ecology and also to be introduced to a new method of sampling streams — using leaf packs.

The Franklin County Conservation District provided Leaf Pack Experiment Stream Ecology kits to each participant contingent on the completion of an implementation form that outlines how the teachers plan to incorporate this monitoring tool into their classroom. Participants took a tests at the beginning and end of the workshop to gauge how much knowledge they gained. Scores increased from a beginning average of 70 percent to an ending average of 97.7 percent.

Watershed specialists from Adams and Cumberland counties as well as Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources foresters helped recruit and host the workshop. View photos of the workshop.