River Watch ClubWho?
Our sponsors are Ms. Kari Hansen and Mr. Steve JohnsonWhen?Every other Tuesday of the month after school in Rm 102 (3:00 - 5:00)
What?During our meetings, we collect water samples from the Big Thompson River and conduct water quality lab tests.
What Else?We also work on various environmental topics and ways to inform the LHS community throughout the year.River Watch is a science club that monitors watersheds throughout Colorado. Powered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, they sponsor different programs at schools, as well as provide training and support. Loveland High School maintains a chapter which focuses on the quality of water in the Big Thompson River and the health of the surrounding watershed. We perform water testing on the Big Thompson River every month and submit our data to Parks and Wildlife. Our members are certified to collect and perform chemical tests and the data from our tests is used in court and legal situations throughout the Front Range.
We run tests for metals, dissolved oxygen, pH, alkalinity, hardness, and macroinvertebrates living in the river. We help educate the student body with environmental awareness activities during the school year and coordinate the recycling program for the whole school to make sure it runs smoothly. We are concerned about the health of the planet and are always looking for dedicated students who want to have fun and make a difference in our world. River Watch provides an environmental outlet for the students at Loveland High and plays a vital role for Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Interested in joining the club? Contact Hansen or Johnson!