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Penn State Extension Water Team at Ag Progress Days

Posted: August 24, 2015

Penn State Extension Water Resource Team Members operated a water display at the 2015 Ag Progress Days in Rock Springs, Pennsylvania.
Diane Oleson, Penn State Extension Water Resources Educator, teaches young people how to operate a microscope at the Ag Progress Days Water Display in Rock Springs, PA. Photo by: Jim Clark

Diane Oleson, Penn State Extension Water Resources Educator, teaches young people how to operate a microscope at the Ag Progress Days Water Display in Rock Springs, PA. Photo by: Jim Clark

Extension Educators accepted pond samples from Pennsylvania residents that were examined for the presence of harmful algal blooms. Slides were made of the samples, which were then examined under a microscope and any algae were identified for the pond owners. The microscope was popular with many young people who were excited to see the many creatures that can live in water. Many questions were answered and factsheets on pond management and harmful algal blooms were distributed to anyone who visited the display.

For more information on pond and lake management, visit the Penn State Water Resources Pond Management website.

James A. Clark
Extension Water Resources Educator
Renewable Natural Resources Extension Team
Penn State Extension
McKean County