Bringing environmental education to Haiti's southern peninsula and beyond.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Water quality workshop in Camp Perrin
Dr. Huggins demonstrating the secchi disk.
A recent outreach event of the Audubon Center was coordinating
a water quality workshop presented by environmental scientists from the
University of Kansas.The Ministry of
the Environment for the South Department hosted the event at their office in
Camp Perrin.Twenty workers from the
Ministry, ORE, and other groups attended the workshop.Using the local lake Etang Lachaux watershed
as an example, Dr. Donald Huggins, Dr. Gary Welker, and Debbie Baker discussed
with the group the various human activities that impact the watershed and how
to mitigate these.They donated a secchi
disk to the bureau, a simple water quality measurement device that people can make
themselves. We ended the day with a tour of the NGO Organization for the Rehabilitation of the Environment (ORE).