By Mark C. Robinson
Wrangell Sentinel 

High schoolers water quality research project wins third place


Heather Howe

Alisha Armstrong, left, and Della Churchill examine samples taken during research into the count of microplastics at Reliance and Heritage harbors. The five-student Wrangell team took third place at a virtual Southeast science fair.

A group of high school students who participated in an environmental research program won third place in Southeast competition for their work comparing the amount of microplastics in the water at Wrangell harbors.

The science fair, sponsored by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), was held virtually on April 30. The students were presented with awards for their work, including third place overall.

The University of Alaska Southeast has been running the Rural Alaska Students in One-Health Research (RASOR) program for high school classes across the region since 2020 to hi...

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