Fort Hays State University agriculture student recently participated in a community service-learning project as part of the WaterLINK program.
WaterLink is a project available to college and university faculty and community watersheds in Kansas. It is funded by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, with partial funding from the Environment Protection Agency, and is intended to incorporate service learning in the college classroom with the main goal of improving water quality through community and campus partnerships.
Some students monitored water quality at various points in Kansas while other students created a geocaching experience that required children to navigate the FHSU campus to find and perform tests on water from Big Creek.
Dr. Jean Gleichsner, associate professor of agriculture, coordinated the project.
Students who participated are listed by hometown and classification.
GRANDA, Colo.: Trevor Shaw, senior.
HAYS: Nathan Leiker, junior, and Ben Wheeler, graduate student.
HUGOTON: Nick Martin, senior.
NEWTON: Scott Brack, sophomore.
OBERLIN: Ryan Ruf, senior.
RANDALL: Caleb Ramsey, junior.
SHELTON, Neb.: Cody Solomon, senior.
TEKAMAH, Neb.: Gabe Bromm, junior.