Workshop 1: Physical and Chemical Monitoring

Saturday, April 27, 10:00-4:00, 5 STEM Clock Hours, Lunch Provided

Workshop 2: Bacteriological Monitoring

Saturday, May 11, 10:00-4:00, 5 STEM Clock Hours, Lunch Provided

Learning Goals

  1. Workshop 1: Understand and apply the Chemical Characteristics Assessment Protocol including six parameters: Temperature, pH, Total Hardness, Total Alkalinity, Dissolve Oxygen, and Turbidity.
  2. Workshop 2: Understand and apply the Bacteriological Monitoring Protocol to identify human health risks associated with drinking and recreational water contact.
  3. Use to build geographic literacy around the features and functions of our local watershed including salmon-bearing reaches and the impact of human land use decisions.
  4. Contribute real-time data and stewardship actions on an annual basis by mapping and posting at and by reporting results to key stakeholders.

Where: Redmond High School,17272 NE 104th St, Redmond, WA


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April 27 Workshop:


May 11 Workshop:


The workshops provide hands-on learning for secondary-level teachers, students, and residents who want to study, understand, and contribute real-time data for the long-term monitoring of local streams.

Workshops can be taken separately or as a series.

Both workshops involve a mix of classroom and field work. These professional trainings are part of the Global Water Watch Program co-facilitated locally by the Sno-King Watershed Council, Sustainability Ambassadors, and Cascade Water Alliance.

Each workshop comes with a comprehensive manual that can be used by participants to build content knowledge and science skills applied to the gathering of valuable data for improving stream ecosystem health.

The goal is to create new water monitors and develop long-term data sets that are useful for determining water quality conditions and trends.  These workshops provide excellent opportunities for the problem-based classroom to develop field investigations at adopted sites near schools.

For more information, please contact:  Mike Brent, 425-453-1810