"Writing on the Bean" -- Addison 8th grade English classes joined High School science students and watershed volunteers in a stream search for aquatic macroinvertebrates on October 3, 2003, in Bean Creek at Smith Park, Addison.

Students wrote short pieces about the aquatic insects -- some will be published in the Brooklyn Exponent; all of the writings are posted on the website 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 Addison Schools of kick nets, ground cloth, magnifying glasses, tweezers, and a set of macroinvertebrate flash cards. 

  live clam (returned immediately to Bean Creek)

Thanks to all the Addison students!  We found many aquatic insects, including
Water penny
Dragonfly larva
Caddisfly larvae (many)
Damselfly larvae
Water striders
Aquatic worms

Live clam (& many fingernail clam shells)
Small catfish


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