A CIESE Collaborative Project

Episcopal School of Dallas

On March 23, our first grade students visited a freshwater flowing creek in Anna, Texas, about 30 miles north of Dallas. We saw many water mites, scuds, and copepods in a water sample taken from the creek after two days of hard rain. We looked at the samples under a microscope two weeks after collected. In late April, we also visited a self-contained pond at our upper school campus in Dallas and saw many damselfly nymphs, four big dragonfly nymphs, several mayfly nymphs, many water fleas, diving beetles, mosquito larva, and lots of freshwater snails. We also identified water striders and back swimmers. There were many tadpoles, crawfish, Canadian geese, minnows, and turtles.

These pictures are from our trip to the upper school pond. Click on thumbnails for larger images.
Episcopal School of Dallas
Dallas, Texas