Our exhibition project had us collect macroinvertebrates from the Animas River. Macroinvertebrates are incredibly useful in determining water quality. Say if you were to go into a river and find that there are no macroinvertebrates present, then the river's water quality is not how it should be. We found two caddisflies. These are a specific macroinvertebrate that makes it's own home in a similar way that a hermit crab would. It carries it on it's back. As it grows, it adds on to this home usually using dead plant life and such. For this project, we looked at the mining accident in Silverton. Even though the water quality doesn't seem like it's very good, the accident didn't do anything to the population of macroinvertebrates. This is something that has caused many to be curious as to what is really going on. We may not have studied for a solution to this, but we most certainly enjoyed working on our project and all of the interesting data that went with it.