Clemson University

SC Adopt-a-Stream Macroinvertebrate Monitoring Workshop

You do not need to be an environmentalist, fisherman, or scholar to become a water quality monitor! All are welcome to learn how to collect data that can help protect and restore freshwater streams.

Attendees will learn how to collect and identify macroinvertebrates (aquatic insects) to use them as water quality indicators. Individuals must pass an open book exam to become a certified volunteer and be able to enter data into the public database. Volunteers are encouraged to sample freshwater streams quarterly to establish valuable data on baseline conditions of your stream.

This is a hybrid style workshop. Part 1 will be attending a 3 hour virtual presentation. Part 2 will be meeting at a stream site, in small groups, to learn how to sample and use monitoring equipment. You must be available for both parts to get certified.

You will be emailed more information after you RSVP for the workshop. This workshop is for new volunteers only. Existing volunteer monitors will get recertified separately.


Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 9:00am to 12:00pm

Virtual Event
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Centers and Institutes, Center for Watershed Excellence, Public Service Activities, Adopt A Stream

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All Audiences



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Sierra Hylton

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