Tutt Middle Adopt-A-Stream – Making a Difference!

IMG_0933For over 15 years, Tutt Middle School 7th graders have been annual participants in our school field trips. Over the last several years, they have come to the Swamp for 2 or 3 field trips during the year allowing them to build on their studies. In addition to IMG_0947field trips, our Education group goes to Tutt Middle School annually with a macroinvertebrate lab and participates in their science fair as judges. In 2014, Dr. Murzynowski, Tutt’s 7th grade science instructor, joined our GA Master Naturalist course. On completion of the course he was inspired to become IMG_0953Georgia Adopt-A-Stream (AAS) certified through a training offered at Phinizy Swamp.  This fall he arranged for  his science club to monitor a tributary to Rae’s creek which flows just down the hill from the school. The group now has completed three AAS monitoring events and plans to continue monthly monitors. We hope to continue our partnership with Tutt for many years to come.