World Water Monitoring Challenge
|Goal||Create world map of the health of water bodies.|
|Task||Monitor your local water body.|
|Where||Global, anywhere on the planet|
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.
|How to Join||
Learn more and register here: http://www.monitorwater.org/about
Water monitoring lesson plans are available at: http://www.monitorwater.org/tools/action-guides-lesson-plans
Ordering information for kits can be found at http://www.monitorwater.org/order-kits
Each kit, which is recommended for use in a group of no more than 5 to 10 people, contains:
The Classroom Kit 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:
Water monitoring test kit, available from the LaMotte Company, manufacturer of water testing products. For ordering information check the project website
|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|
|Type of Activity||In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, While fishing|
|Tags||girl scouts, ocean & water, water, water quality, watershed|
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