Central Plains Center for Bioassessment

Community Outreach

CPCB also participates in various events in the Region, as well as visiting various local schools to give presentations on aquatic ecology and water resource issues. Contact Debbie Baker if you would like more information about these services.

Jennifer Hollday teaches people about aquatic ecology at the 2012 Lawrence, KS Earthday celebration.

Jennifer Hollday teaches people about aquatic ecology at the 2012 Lawrence, KS Earthday celebration.

Earth Day

Lawrence KS and Ft. Leavenworth, KS: CPCB participates in these annual Earth Day celebrations which aims to educate the community about alternative modes of transportation, sustainable living techniques, and our local environment. CPCB's contribution to this event is an educational booth displaying a variety of local aquatic insect specimens as well as information about our ongoing water quality projects.


Haskell Indian Nations University

Through the KU/Haskell BRIDGE and RISE and PREP programs, several Haskell students work with CPCB.


Tonganoxie High School students learning about electrofishing methods at Stranger Creek.

Tonganoxie High School students learning about electrofishing methods at Stranger Creek.

Leavenworth County High Schools, Kansas

In conjunction with biological assessments of Stranger and Wolf Creeks in Leavenworth County, Kansas, we have helped to initiate a water quality monitoring program that is being conducted by students at Tonganoxie, Linwood-Basehor, and Pleasant Ridge High Schools.


Participants using GPS units at Wyandotte Lake, 2008 - 2009.

Participants using GPS units at Wyandotte Lake, 2008 - 2009.

University of Kansas Educational Talent Search/Kansas Geological Survey Environmental Science Academy

The CPCB assisted the Kansas Geological Survey in leading a watershed program for Wyandotte County 7th graders who are in the University of Kansas Educational Talent Search program. We met once a month at the Schlagel Library on Wyandotte County Lake.