Water Transparency

Transparency is a measure of how clear the water is. It is important, because aquatic plants need sunlight for photosynthesis. The clearer the water, the deeper sunlight will penetrate.

Backpack Contents:

  • Crayola Color Chart
  • Green & Blue Crayons
  • Brown & Gray Crayons
  • GPS
  • Clear Clipboard
  • Aerial Photo
  • Mechanical Pencil
  • Log Book
  • Well Bailer
  • Transparency Tube
  • Red Bucket w/ rope

The GetWET Observatory is a collaborative effort between the CSU Department of Geosciences, the CNS Education & Outreach Center, and the Poudre School District. The GetWET Observatory was initially funded by the National Science Foundation's Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement initiative and has received generous support from In-Situ, Inc. and the Warner College of Natural Resources

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