We had a group of high school volunteers in the park this
weekend performing citizen science. These teens, who were volunteering through
Mercer Slough, were tasked with collecting dragonfly larvae for the Dragonfly
Mercury Project. The Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center is a
collaboration between the city of Bellevue and the Pacific Science Center. The
Dragonfly Mercury Project is a nationwide effort to measure mercury in
dragonfly larvae. These teens got pretty dirty while having a blast digging
through pond mud for larvae. After finding enough samples, the group measured,
bagged and labeled the larvae which will be sent off-site for testing. Thank
you to these helpful volunteers!
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