Jackson Brenzovich, left, and August Polzak are taking notes after testing the water quality in Spanish Creek as part of their seventh-grade science class. Photo submitted

QHS students study water quality

Seventh-grade students ride down the bike path from Quincy High School to Gansner Park to study water quality. Photo submitted

Students in Dana Marty’s seventh-grade science class at Quincy High School rode the school’s bikes to Spanish Creek at Gansner park to perform water quality sampling.

The students are comparing the water quality of Spanish Creek to Boyle’s Creek on the Learning Landscapes property, by looking at abiotic water quality variables, such as pH, dissolved oxygen, and temperature as well as the macroinvertebrates found in each creek.