by Carolyn Callahan
May 25th 2012
Bangor – Mercury was the topic of discussion Friday at a symposium in Bangor.
Students from five local high schools met at John Bapst to show off their scientific research.
The kids have been studying mercury in New England streams, rivers and lakes.
“It’s a great way to have kids get out in the field and actually learn how to do an experiment. I know I learned a lot from this and I kinda hope everyone else did too,” said Gaelin Kopec-Belliveau, a senior at Old Town High School.
“There’s a lot more going on in our environment than you realize looking at a river. There’s so much going on inside it. There’s a lot to learn from that most people don’t even know about,” said Lydia Kurkoski, a freshman at John Bapst.
The program is in cooperation with the University of Maine and Maine Sea Grant scientists.
The data collected will be used by researchers and scientists throughout the state.