Garden & Nature Series: What's in the Water?

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
6 pm - 7 pm
Family Garden

What’s in the Water?

The Good, the Bad and the Tolerant - Using Macroinvertebrates as an Indicator of Fresh Water Quality

Join us to learn how a water sample and the cool critters living in it, gives us a “snapshot” of the present and past conditions of the bayou or pond. Diane Kerr, Master Naturalist and one of our very own Hermann Park Conservancy Directors, will guide us in exploring the many aquatic invertebrates and learning the role they play in the ecosystem. In this family-friendly, hands – on presentation, we will discover through dip-netting, how the presence or absence of specific macroinvertebrates can help us determine fresh water quality.

Diane Kerr, Hermann Park Conservancy’s Director of Grounds and Natural Areas, has been a certified Texas Master Naturalist for over 20 years and part of the HPC staff for over 10 years. She holds a dual degree in business management and public administration. Her passion is working with volunteers and youth groups in the outdoors and sharing her extensive knowledge of the local natural resources.