Teachers train to test the water

Staff report
Josie Torrence, left, and Leigh Oxendine hold testing samples as they test PH and nitrate levels recently along the Lumber River. -

LUMBERTON — While most people are headed to the water for summer fun, two eighth-grade science teachers from the Public Schools of Robeson County spent a day this past week testing water along the Lumber River.

The teachers attended a Professional Development on Water Quality Testing program at the Lumber River State Park in Orrum. The teachers, Leigh Oxendine, of Red Springs Middle; and Josie Torrence, of Fairmont Middle; said the training was a great experience. As part of the training, the teachers went through the process of water quality testing.

The teachers are looking at ways to incorporate the water testing into eighth-grade classes at their school.

The Public Schools of Robeson County’s Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability Department was the program’s host.

Josie Torrence, left, and Leigh Oxendine hold testing samples as they test PH and nitrate levels recently along the Lumber River.
https://www.robesonian.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_water_1.jpgJosie Torrence, left, and Leigh Oxendine hold testing samples as they test PH and nitrate levels recently along the Lumber River.

Staff report