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OPAL Water Survey

Main Project Information
Goal Conduct simple tests for water clarity and pH
Task Help scientists learn the true levels of water pollution
Where England
Description

The OPAL Water Survey needs citizen scientists in England to record what life they see in local ponds and to conduct simple tests for water clarity and pH. By contributing, you'll help scientists learn more about how polluted lakes and ponds in England actually are.

Animals living in the water can tell us a great deal about how polluted the water may be. Some species struggle to survive in polluted waters, while others are more tolerant. By telling us what life you see in your local pond you’ll discover more about the water's health and contribute to valuable scientific research.

This is one of five OPAL surveys across England to learn more about the state of the environment. Anyone can get involved. The studies are open to all ages and abilities, and your contribution will be important in helping scientists build up a picture of England's natural environment.

How to Join

Start by downloading the free survey pack, which includes full instructions and identification guides: http://www.opalexplorenature.org/WaterSurvey.

Website http://www.opalexplorenature.org/WaterSurvey
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Participation Fee $0
Expenses $0
Required Gear

The project website includes instructions and a list of all necessary gear.

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time outdoors
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Project Updated 08/07/2016