Clemson University

Adopt-a-Stream Biological Training

South Carolina Adopt-a-Stream (SC AAS) creates a network of watershed stewardship, engagement, and education through involvement. SC AAS volunteers can play an important role in monitoring and tracking water quality while sharing information about local water resources with their communities. In providing baseline information about stream conditions, volunteers, local communities, educators, and local government agencies can partner to protect and restore our waters. 

This workshop will certify individuals to become SC AAS volunteers in the biological parameters of the program. Attendees will learn how to collect and identify macroinvertebrates, as well as how to use the information gathered to estimate stream health. The workshop will involve both indoor and outdoor instruction, and conclude with a written exam. Individuals must complete the exam with 80% to become certified volunteers.

Although attendees are not required to choose a stream monitoring site and begin monthly monitoring, it is highly encouraged. The workshops are rain or shine and you are expected to become prepared to get in the stream! Please bring stream boots and a lunch. 

Please visit to learn more!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 9:00am to 3:00pm

Sandhill Research and Education Center, Board Room 900 Clemson Road

Event Type

Cooperative Extension


Cooperative Extension Service, Richland, Centers and Institutes, Sandhill Research and Education Center, Public Service Activities, Adopt A Stream

Target Audience

All Audiences


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Karen Jackson

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