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Chaperone Juan Rios finds an ideal location to photograph the rocks and water at the Water Wheel recreation area.

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The water shimmers and glints as it gurgles down the path it has cut through the pink granite. Travertine lines the pools, creating white bowls that reflect back the turquoise water and reveal the creatures that live beneath the surface. Middle school children gather around Scott Davidson as he points to the mayfly larvae sitting at the bottom of a basin. “Mayflies are a good sign of water quality,” said the seventh-grade science teacher and leader of the Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC).

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