|2010 GSA Denver Annual Meeting (31 October –3 November 2010)|
|Paper No. 1-3|
|Presentation Time: 8:30 AM-8:45 AM|
OTTERBEIN LAKE PROJECT: WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED SO FAR
SVITANA, Kevin, Department of Life and Earth Science, Otterbein University, 1 S Grove St, Westerville, OH 43081, firstname.lastname@example.org, EVERT, Mary, Chemistry Department, Otterbein University, 1 S Grove St, Westerville, OH 43081, and KOPAS, Lauren, Environmental Sciences, Otterbein University, 1 S Grove St, Westerville, OH 43081|
In June 2008 Otterbein University (OU) began an effort to assess the hydraulic characteristics of Otterbein Lake. At the 2008 GSA meeting Svitana, Prose and Downs presented a poster which highlighted cooperative effort between the City of Westerville, Ohio the Otterbein Lake Project citizens group and OU. This publication “Otterbein Lake: an example of public/private partnership, community engagement and science” describes the effort to reclaim the lake and incorporate the area into the city’s existing park and recreation infrastructure. A goal of the lake’s revitalization is gathering scientific data from the area and incorporating the information into the city’s public information and awareness program regarding its natural areas and resources. The environmental assessment focuses on the hydrologic connections between the lake and the adjacent stream, Alum Creek. A summary of the findings to date are:
Assessment of the water resources related to Otterbein Lake and Alum Creek are ongoing. The intent of this program is to continue these studies to create a multi-generational database to be used in the OU Earth Science curriculum.
2010 GSA Denver Annual Meeting (31 October –3 November 2010)
General Information for this Meeting
|Session No. 1|
Geoscience Education I: Things That Work in Field and Classroom
Colorado Convention Center: Room 201
8:00 AM-12:00 PM, Sunday, 31 October 2010
Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, No. 5, p. 24
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