Bacteria Monitoring for Board of Health

Conduct bacteria monitoring and chemical analyses of the watershed from the fresh water that feeds Cohasset Harbor to the ocean water that refreshes our swimming beaches.

Research objective: Deliver quality-assured weekly bacteria counts at public beaches to Cohasset’s Board of Health; statistically compare CSCR data to a professional lab; solve the mysterious puzzle of variables that cause beach closures! Great resume-builder for students aspiring as interns in labs or government agencies. Open to all students grades 9 – college.

Dates: Memorial Day to Labor Day

Meets Tuesdays, 7:00 – 10:00 am; Wednesdays 8:00 – 10:00 am

Rose Harrison bacteria testing in IDEX trays for enterococci.