This week I got to learn some new skills and tools! I went to Bruce Vento Nature Preserve (also known as Wakan Tipi) with some other members of my lab. Katie Hoffman, the Laboratory Manager, taught me how to use a Hach Portable Dissolved Oxygen and Conductivity probe meter for taking water quality data. I also learned how to filter water samples for carbon, nitrogen, hydrogen, chlorophyll a, and particulate phosphorus in the lab. I think these skills will be useful when trying to measure the health of aquatic ecosystems!