Lab RATS get a water-quality education

Lab RATS read water-quality results under a blacklight.

Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell visited the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Greenville last week to introduce children in the Lab RATS (Research and Advancements in Science and Technology) to the role of Riverkeeper.

“I talked about what we do at Sound Rivers, some of the pollution issues facing the Tar-Pamlico watershed, and what I do to address them as Riverkeeper,” Jill said.

Featuring the Swim Guide demonstration, the kids got an education in E. coli, how to take water samples and how to read them under a blacklight — always a favorite!

Part of Sound Rivers’ mission is educational outreach and informing the public about threats to local waterways.

Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell talks about threats to local waterways.