The students of the Seymour High School Science Club welcome you!
The students of the Seymour High School Science Club are committed to serving the residents of the local community. Our club has been actively studying the local groundwater system since 2003 and at the same time, providing the local residents an opportunity to have their private drinking water tested through a local professional water testing facility. Since our school district is located at the northern end of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Arsenic Advisory area, we have focused our research so far, around the relationships that may exist between naturally occuring arsenic and other heavy metals that may be present in the drinking water. Our students have also developed a working relationship with the students of Oneida Nation High School, as their students have plotted our data and mapped the information using G.I.S. (Geographic Information Systems) software to create three-dimensional views of the data collected.
Currently, we are analyzing the data collected through our most recent research grant, a 2007 Toyota TAPESTRY large grant that allowed the students to study the chemical relationships that may exist between naturally occuring arsenic and 23 other heavy metals that may be present in the groundwater. The water samples were professionally tested at Clean Water Testing of Appleton, WI and results were shared with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Hydrology and Groundwater department in Madison, WI.
If you would like more information on our water testing projects, or would like information on how you can have your private drinking water tested, please contact Cassie Cobb, Advisor of Seymour High School Science Club via email.