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FreshWater Watch

Main Project Information
Presented By Earthwatch Institute
Goal To better manage and protect the world's fresh water.
Task Participants take an active role in freshwater data collection.
Where Global, anywhere on the planet

FreshWater Watch is Earthwatch's global research project which aims to involve at least 100,000 people in a program to research and learn about fresh water. The purpose of FreshWater Watch is to safeguard the quality and supply of fresh water, our planet's most precious and vital resource.

Participants have the opportunity to become citizen scientists and take an active role in scientific data gathering. As a citizen scientist, you will join a global community working together to promote freshwater sustainability.

Project Timing Data is collected at least four times a year.
Social Media
Participation Fee what $150
Expenses $5
Materials List Water-collecting device
Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Per month
Average Time Less than an hour
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, While fishing, On a hike, At home, In snow or rain, At the beach, On a walk, run, At school, At a science center, zoo or aquarium, At night
Class Materials
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags citizen science, citizen scientist, data, database, data collection, data gathering, freshwater, fresh water data, global, lake, pond, research, river, stewards, stewardship, stream, sustainability, water, water cleanliness, water quality
Project Updated 05/23/2018