Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences


Currently, a total of 14 volunteers plus one class from Highland Middle School, one class from Highland High School, a troup from the Boy Scouts of America, and the Ohio Underwater Research Association are participating in the program. All volunteers and group leaders took part in training and education sessions at the Woodlake Environmental Field Station in the CVNRA. Volunteers are assigned specific streams or other waterbodies that they survey on an ongoing basis. Upon completion of field outings, volunteers return data-sheets that document findings.


Ms. Pam Blaha and the Highland Middle School Science Class
Ms. Betsy Gleason and the Highland High School Biology Class
Brian Shaner and the Boy Scouts of America, including Eagle Scout Andy Gillen
Harloe and Harriet Cutler
Tom Early
Jeff Knopp
Mary Tompkins
The Bradley Family
Jerry and Joel Unroe
Pete Mohan - Seaworld Cleveland
Warren Pryor - Animal Curator, Ft. Wayne Children’s Zoo
Louie Rundo

Paul Buescher, Jack Klingbeil, Steve & Mary Osmialowski, and Dan Perko of the Ohio Underwater Research Association (OURA) have contributed tremendously to the project by diving ponds and surveying otherwise inaccessible areas of the Cuyahoga River by canoe and kayak.