Joseph Gilmartin

Mr. Gilmartin and Ms. Barden develop a watershed project to help students create a positive environmental change. Students study the history of the local river region, learn to identify species of fish and macroinvertebrates, and conduct field studies to test the river’s water quality. Inspired by previous data, the students work to improve the habitat for cold water species and ultimately reestablish the river’s brook trout population. After writing letters to attain permission from local landowners, the students sample the current fish population for baseline data, complete river restoration work, and monitor the fish population to assess the results of their restoration.