River Watch Holds Annual Training Event in Cedaredge

From October 25-28, sixty students, teachers and citizens from all across Colorado came together at the 2016 River Watch training in Cedaredge, CO to learn how they could make a difference in their local watersheds. New River Watch volunteers were trained in the basics of water sampling and the importance of monitoring Colorado’s watersheds. They spent four days learning about indicators of healthy streams, including tests for alkalinity, hardness, dissolved oxygen and pH, while having lots ...
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Lesher Middle School

Ben Mayer, a teacher at Lesher Middle School, loves the real science applications and educational benefits of River Watch. "It's difficult to find a more real and important science activity to incorporate into middle school science. River Watch is such a great way to introduce students to science and get them excited!"  Lesher Middle School samples monthly on Spring Creek in Fort Collins. At the beginning of the school year, Mr. Mayer recruits students with an active interest in science. His ...
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Animas High School

Animas High School teacher Steve Smith loves how easy it is to get involved in River Watch: "I really appreciate how easy it has been from Day 1 to be a part of this organization and to be collecting meaningful data. Having all of the equipment and training provided makes integrating into this program remarkably easy." Animas High School's sampling site on Lightner Creek in Durango.  Mr. Smith uses River Watch as a way for his students to apply the skills they learn in the classroom to...
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