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Stream School with Rahway River Watershed Association
Date/Time
Registration Begins
4/25/2019
Last Day To Register
5/1/2020 12:00 PM
Location
560 Northfield Avenue
West Orange, NJ 07052, US
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Join us for a two-day intensive weekend workshop to learn about water quality monitoring in New Jersey! After a brief introduction to stream and watershed ecology, participants will go streamside to learn techniques for visual habitat assessments, physical monitoring, and benthic macroinvertebrate sampling. Benthic macroinvertebrates, or small organisms like insect larvae, crustaceans, and mollusks that live in streams, are used as biological indicators of stream health.

This workshop is a great introduction to visual and biological monitoring for someone interested in taking the next step and becoming a volunteer monitor! After the workshop, participants will be connected with a community-based monitoring program near them to start volunteering. 

Program Notes:

  • Meeting at Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange.
  • Participants should dress for outdoor exploration, rain or shine. 
  • Bring your own lunch.
  • Bring a pair of knee boots or waders if you have them.
  • Any children under the age of 18 must attend with a parent or guardian. No children under the age of 16 are permitted.

Event co-sponsored by New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Rahway River Watershed Association, South Mountain Conservancy, and Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs.

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Cost
$15.00 per Participant
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received by April 25th are eligible for a refund. Please let us know if you cannot attend; we may be able to offer your space to someone else.

  

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