Citizen scientists investigate aquatic invasive species in Hubbard Lake

Aquatic invasive species were the target of citizen science investigations undertaken by elementary students and local lake association volunteers teaming up with MSU research.

     On a rain-chilled November day, citizen scientists from Hubbard Lake Sportsman & Improvement Association (HLSIA) and students of Ella White Elementary (Alpena Public Schools) teamed up with researchers from Michigan State University (MSU) to track aquatic invasive species in Hubbard Lake.

     It takes commitment for researchers to get out on a rainy day to collect samples needed for their science studies.