A.D. Johnston students learn in their backyard


October 24, 2017

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SOPHOMORE BIOLOGY students at A.D. Johnston in Bessemer learn about creek health in the Powdermill Creek watershed in Bessemer. From the left are Melodee Jacobson, Gogebic Community College instructor and U.S. Forest Service forester Craig Johnson, Hubert Molina, GCC student Casey Kemppainen, Alyssa Lewis, Pheobe Napier, GCC student Tyler Aderman, USFS fisheries biologist John Pagel, Asher Carlisle, Jon Gervais, Maddie Udd, Makayla Switzer and Kris Carver.

BESSEMER - A.D. Johnston High School biology students completed their annual watershed assessment of Powdermill Creek with the help of the U.S. Forest Service.

According to teacher Dave Rowe, "The annual field trip is in its 11th year and it resulted in a great partnership between the school and the U.S. Forest Service. Each year my students rotate through a series of stations that allow them to work with and interact with professionals from the Forest Service to gain a deeper understanding of watersheds, ecology and forestry.

"In addition to learning the real science involved, students se...

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