65 WMAES students (mostly freshmen) headed to the Rogue River in downtown Rockford in May to test custom-made data-collecting remote-controlled boats, race oranges & watercraft, investigate aquatic critters, test water quality, and scope-out local birds.

Big shout-out to Shawn Wessell, Leanne DeYoung, Cam Smith, and Lauren Beuving for chaperoning and helping make this day a huge success! We went out with the mission of getting our kids engaged with hands-on out-of-door activities and to celebrate the engineering challenges they’ve put a lot of heart into over the past several weeks.

-Mr. Barrett, Science Dept. Head