Mrs. Early and Ms. McKenna's 5th grade classes experienced River as a Classroom, a field trip at the UMASS Lowell Bellegarde Boat House. Our students learned about the earth's water and pollution. They had the opportunity to do hands on experiments polluting and cleaning water inside a lab. During their boat ride they ran a series of tests on the water in the Merrimack River to determine if it is a healthy ecosystem and it is! Our 5th graders agreed to spread the word about keeping the river free from pollution by doing their part!