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Teacher Carolyn Johannsen's seventh and eighth grades at Heartland Christian Academy spent the afternoon conducting their annual water quality testing of Lake Bemidji Thursday afternoon at Lake Bemidji State Park. Matthew Ericksson and Alex Schussman search for a variety of water organisms. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Heartland Christian Academy: Looking for clues below the surface

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"Fewer weeds and more bugs," said Principal Robert Roach to the seventh- and eighth-graders in Carolyn Johannsen's class from Heartland Christian Academy Thursday at Lake Bemidji State Park.


The students spent the afternoon assessing the health of Lake Bemidji by walking waist-deep in water and sampling life beneath its surface.

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