Eco-Lution Traveling Adult Nature Group
Wednesday September 21, 2022
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
USING MACROINVERTEBRATES TO DETERMINE WATER QUALITY
Age 18 and older
The topic of the session will be water quality. Participants will learn to collect and analyze water quality data using Vernier probes and collection of aquatic macroinvertebrates. Indicators such as nitrogen levels, dissolved oxygen, pH and presence/absence of macroinvertebrate species indicate the general health of a freshwater aquatic ecosystem such as a marsh, river or lake. This data can then indicate possible pollutants entering the ecosystem which may prompt remediation strategies to improve ecosystem health. Citizen action groups such as WAV - Water Action Volunteers - collect and report water quality data to enable the overall health of local watersheds such as the Sheboygan River Watershed. Participants will learn to become involved with the WAV Program.
Pre-registration is required.
7039W County Road SR
Elkhart Lake, WI 53020