GRANVILLE – Denison University students are helping two Buckeye Lake organizations by assessing community opinions.
A Denison University servicelearning course for freshman, taught by Dr. Olivia Aguilar, has been working with Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow and the Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association for the past three months. The course, “Science and the Community”, examines how people understand and use science, from the professional chemist to the everyday concerned citizen.
Working with George O’Donnell and Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow, Inc., students developed a survey that examines both knowledge and behaviors associated with common, nonpoint source pollutants. A similar effort with Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association Trustee Kreig Babbert lead to a survey about progress on the Buckeye Lake dam reconstruction plans, as well as gauge attitudes towards some aspects of ODNR’s plan.
Your opinions are important. Residents can participate by clipping the surveys from this week’s Beacon. The dam survey is on Page 7 and the water quality survey is on Page 11. Paper surveys may be dropped off at The Beacon office in Buckeye Lake, Buckeye Lake Marina in Millersport or the Village of Thornville office.
Internet users can complete the surveys online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/buckeyelakewater and : http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/buckeyelakedam
Residents are asked to complete the surveys by Tuesday, April 13. Students will be canvassing neighbors on Tuesday, April 6 with surveys and stamped envelopes. Results will be published in The Beacon.