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Participation fee $0
Expenses $21.10
Spend the time outdoors
Location anywhere
Appropriate for kids yes
Teaching materials no

Required Gear:

Water monitoring test kit, available from the LaMotte Company, manufacturer of water testing products. Ordering information: http://www.worldwatermonitoringday.org/Test_Kits/Order_Kits.html

A single kit costs $13.00 plus $8.10 for shipping and handling within the U.S. Each kit, which is recommended for use in a group of no more than 5 to 10 people, contains:
- 1 instruction booklet (in English and Spanish)
- 1 sample collection jar
- 1 pH test tube
- 1 dissolved oxygen vial
- 1 Secchi disk decal
- 2 temperature strips (14-40°C and 0-12°C)
- 50 pH reagent tablets (enough for 50 tests)
- 100 dissolved oxygen reagent tablets (enough for 50 tests)
- 1 color chart for determining dissolved oxygen, pH, and turbidity test results
- 1 mini pencil
- 1 material safety data sheet

The Classroom Kit costs $49.00 plus US $9.75 for shipping and handling via Priority Mail to any location in the US. It includes five sets of hardware and enough reagents to conduct up to 50 rounds of testing for pH, dissolved oxygen, temperature, and turbidity. Included are:
- 1 Instruction booklet (English/Spanish)
- 5 Sample collection jars
- 5 pH test tubes
- 5 Dissolved oxygen vials
- 5 Secchi disk decals
- 10 Temperature strips (5 14-40°C and 5 0-12°C)
- 50 pH reagent tablets (enough for 50 tests)
- 100 Dissolved oxygen reagent tablets (enough for 50 tests)
- 5 Color charts for determining DO, pH and turbidity test results
- 5 Mini pencils
- 1 Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

World Water Monitoring Challenge

Create world map of the health of water bodies.
Monitor your local water body.

World Water Monitoring Challenge is an international program that encourages citizen volunteers to monitor their local water bodies. An easy-to-use test kit enables everyone from children to adults to sample local water bodies for basic water quality parameters: temperature, acidity (pH), clarity (turbidity), and dissolved oxygen.

The results of current and past studies are shared with participating communities around the globe through the organization's online Data & Reports page.

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