Field activities and in-class projects for Elementary and High Schools:
(1) Assist on selection, scoping, and planning of water quality activities.
(2) Pre-activity assistance: aid in the development of detailed plans, selection of a site, pre-activity in-class talks, development of equipment lists and work/data sheets for projects.
(3) Assist with streamside hands-on field work such as stream and habitat visual assessment; stream mapping; flow measurements; benthic macroinvertebrate collection, identification, and interpretation; pH and temperature measurements; nitrate, turbidity, and dissolved oxygen determinations.
(4) Assist with lab work such as turbidity measurements, identification of benthic macroinvertebrates, dissolved oxygen and nitrate analyses, and interpretation of water quality from benthic macroinvertebrate data.
(5) Assist with classroom presentations. Volunteers are available for classroom presentations and demonstrations on watershed ecology and on water resources and quality. Keep in mind, though, that, while we may be quite knowledgeable about the subject matter, we are not trained and experienced teachers at your students’ level. We need information ahead of time about the curriculum unit you are working on and about your class. This will help us give a presentation focused on your class’s needs and delivered at an appropriate level.
Want to get involved with HRWC?
- If you are a teacher and would like assistance with your water quality activities, please read this document first.
- To arrange for a program of activities matched to your students’ age and interests, please contact Jason Frenzel, HRWC Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-769-5123 x600.
- If you are volunteer and want to help with the streamside or classroom activities, please also contact Jason.