The 2018-19 school year, brought to you by these students.
Each school year, the Lilly Center employs a handful of Grace College students to help manage scientific studies, develop and execute K-12 programs, and help manage collaborative projects, like the Lakes Festival. From early August to mid-May, these students spend part of their weeks at the Lilly Center.
The aquarium team is responsible for the management of the fish room. They feed the fish, clean their tanks and make sure they stay healthy. The team also takes care of a handful of other creatures, including turtles, frogs and crayfish. On any given day, the team could be laminating fish ID books, running to the store for supplies or cleaning Lilly Center community tanks. This year, our aquarium team members are Alex, Ben, Riley, Isaac, Jacob, Alauna and Maison.
The education team is responsible for the K-12 programming. They develop curriculum, teach in classrooms, help host Lake Adventure Days and other events, and much more. This year, our aquarium team members are Emily, Leigha, Alison, Sarah, Grace, Noah and Tyler.
The research team members are our “boots on the ground” every week during the school year. They sample 12 key stream sites on a bi-weekly basis. The team also helps with special projects; this year, those include a study on zebra mussels and a study on the impact boating may have on the bottom of a lake. When they aren’t in the field, the students are crunching numbers and taking care of equipment. The team includes Ryan, Jared, Eddie, Megan, Jed, Eli, Landon, Claire, Ryanne and Aaron.
Due to the need for updated pictures of Lilly Center programs, we hired Caleb Yoder (a Grace student and accomplished photographer) to help document research and education activities. Many of the pictures you see on this website were captured by Caleb’s talented eye!