Illinois Valley Community College has chosen to participate in the Rivers Project because awareness and hands-on experimentation are key factors in promoting the changes necessary for a healthier environment. Participants meet at the school and carpool to the testing sites along the Little Vermilion River. Chemistry and Biology students perform on-site tests and record qualitative and quantitative results that indicate the general condition of the water and the wildlife that inhabits the river. Results can be forwarded to THE NATIONAL GREAT RIVERS RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTER; A Research and Educational Partnership of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Lewis and Clark Community College, and the Illinois Natural History Survey. Any adverse tests can then be referred to state agencies or local environmental groups for further testing and possible action by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
The following disciplines are represented: BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, GEOGRAPHY, GEOLOGY and SOCIOLOGY
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If you are interested in taking part in the IVCC Rivers Project, please contact Mr. Larry Ault at 815-224-0309 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.