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UHD and Harmony Schools Students Enjoy Buffalo Bayou Service Project

In collaboration with Global Youth Service Day and Environmental Education Day, the Center for Public Service and Family Strengths (CPSFS) at UHD hosted the Buffalo Bayou Service Project on Friday, April 11, to clean up the bayou and introduce high school students to innovative undergraduate research.

Ninety juniors and seniors from Harmony Public Schools (HPS) participated in learning experiences in the morning related to the bayou, and toured UHD's Student Research, High-Impact Practices and Sustainability Conferences in the afternoon.

HPS students toured the bayou with a natural science professor in pontoon boats, donated by the Buffalo Bayou Partnership, to gather water samples and discuss flora and fauna of Buffalo Bayou. The teams of students then analyzed collected water samples and learned about invasive species in the bayou.

Participating UHD biology faculty included Michael Tobin, water quality chemistry; Amy Baird, animals of the bayou; Eszter Trufan, water quality chemistry; Brad Hoge, ecology of the river; and Poonam Gulati, water quality microbiology.

Check out the pictures below!