Da Vinci students visited our field site and laboratories

Students from Da Vinci School visited our experimental field site in Trhové Dušníky (Příbram District) to learn how to perform soil and water sampling. They applied the knowledge later during their expedition in the north of the Czech Republic to collect forest/meadow soil and stream/river/still water. Our collaboration continued in the Laboratories of Environmental Geochemistry, where we prepared all the water samples and soil leachates for chemical analyses. The goal of this student research was to monitor selected basic properties of soil and water (pH, electric conductivity, temperature, dissolved oxygen, elemental composition) in the surveyed area. The site-related changes of physico-chemical properties were finally discussed and the concentrations of major and trace elements in the water samples were compared with the legislation limits given for drinking water.