Upcoming Citizen Science Stream Monitoring Workshops

02 May 2018 11:42 AM | Kim Hamlin (Administrator)

The NC Aquatic Data Hub is hosting a series of training workshops across the state on stream monitoring methods. To register: http://ncaquaticdatahub.org/workshops/

Who should attend? Anyone who engages or is interested in engaging citizen scientists in monitoring streams. Participants will learn about and practice methods that NCADH recommends for citizen stream monitoring.

Dates and locations offered:

Piedmont: May 7 and 8 at Umstead State Park, Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh
Western North Carolina: May 22 and 23 at Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa
Eastern North Carolina: June 6 and 7 Edgecombe Cooperative Extension, Tarboro

Each workshop will take place over two days and will consist of both classroom and in-the-stream components each day. Participants can register for day 1, day 2, or both days:

Day 1: 9am – 6pm – Monitoring best practices, habitat assessment, and Tier 1 and Tier 2 chemical/physical monitoring.
Day 2:  9am – 4pm – Tier 2 Bacteria sampling and Tier 1 macroinvertebrate monitoring.

CLICK HERE for the full agenda for each day.

Tier 2 benthic macroinvertebrate monitoring for program leaders will be taught in a separate, two day workshop hosted by the Environmental Quality Institute. More information about the Tier 2 macro workshop is coming soon!

For a review of the NCADH monitoring tiers, click here

The North Carolina Aquatic Data Hub is a new initiative for connecting aquatic monitoring efforts across the state in order to better understand the condition of North Carolina's waters and to maintain and improve them. NCADH is providing resources and training for new groups and existing organizations to contribute to and access a statewide network of aquatic data. Funding is provided by Z Smith Reynolds Foundation.

For more information about the NCADH, visit http://ncaquaticdatahub.org/

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