Supporting students monitoring water quality

The following column appeared in a number of APG of East Central Minnesota newspapers in November, 2019.  This includes the Elk River News and SunThisWeek.

The column begins:

Minnesota and its students are gaining from a unique partnership I learned about – on a recent trip to New Mexico. I had expected to learn about outstanding New Mexico schools. But I was surprised and delighted when Dan Shaw, co-director of New Mexico’s Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program, didn’t just tell me about their great water quality monitoring program. He also introduced me to a Minnesota project that would welcome more students.