Water Quality Indiana blends science with journalism and provides impactful
recruitment into STEM fields through experiential learning.

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White River Watershed

Wabash River Watershed

Ohio River Watershed


Blending science and journalism

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Water Quality Indiana (WQI) blends science with journalism and provides impactful recruitment into STEM and media fields through experiential learning. Students collect a range of water-quality data from local waterways and conduct interviews with stakeholders. They then transform knowledge to judgment by producing defendable scientific results and generating multimedia products. Students transform judgment to action by disseminating their deliverables to a public audience of consultants, regulators, and landowners to help create a sustainable future.

Jessica Elmore, left, prepares to record a standup delivered by Ryan Flanery, right, at the confluence of Buck Creek and the White River in Yorktown, Indiana. Chris Drake, center, collects a water sample from this site. All three students enrolled in the Summer 2016 iteration of WQI, with Elmore and Drake bringing their backgrounds in science and Flanery exercising his journalism skills.

Red-Tail Land Conservancy

Red-tail Land Conservancy preserves, protects, and restores natural areas and farm land in East Central Indiana while increasing awareness of our natural heritage. The not-for-profit land trust has grown steadily since its inception in 1999.

Flat Land Resources

FlatLand Resources is a local planning and design-build civil engineering firm founded in 2000, and based out of Muncie, Indiana. We pride ourselves in serving small-scale communities in the North Central Indiana Region.

Delaware County Soil & Water Conservation District

In Indiana, a Soil and Water Conservation District is a subdivision of State Government and is responsible for soil and water conservation programs within its boundaries.