"Writing on the Bean" -- Hudson 8th grade English classes joined High School Honor Society and watershed volunteers in a stream search for aquatic macroinvertebrates on September 26, 2003, in Bean Creek at Thompson Memorial Park, Hudson.

Students wrote short pieces about the aquatic insects -- some will be published in the Hudson Post-Gazette; all of the student writings are posted here.

In spring 2004, all participating students will receive a pocket-size folding map of Bean Creek and its public parks. This EPA Environmental Education grant will also fund donations to Hudson Schools of kick nets, ground cloth, magnifying glasses, tweezers, and a set of macroinvertebrate flash cards. 

          Water scorpion

Thanks to all the Hudson students!  We found many aquatic insects, including
Water penny
Caddisfly larvae (many)
Damselfly larvae
Riffle beetles (many)
Water boatman
Water striders
Water scorpion

live clam (& several clam shells)
minnows, fish
mud puppies

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