Lily was one of eight students who took part in the Adventures in the Environment program that is organized by our club in cooperation with the St. Lawrence River Institute. She spoke to us about her impressions and experiences as a participant in the Adventures in the Environment. Highlights included a visit to the bat caves; actually seeing the eel ladder from the bottom and saw eels climb the eel ladder at the Power Dam and she actually held an eel. The experience of working with professional researchers at the St. Lawrence River. started with her putting a bucket in the water and checking the contents under a microscope where she tested St. Lawrence River water for E.coli. She remarked that she really enjoyed the 5-day experience. “It was not like Labs in school, it was the real thing!”