The Secchi Dip-In
|Presented By||North American Lake Management Society|
|Goal||To involve citizen scientists in monitoring the water quality of|
|Task||Take water clarity measurements and submit to an online database|
|Where||Global, anywhere on the planet|
The Secchi Dip-In is a program of the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS). The purpose of the society is to foster the management and protection of lakes and reservoirs for today and tomorrow.
The Secchi Dip-In was created to enable volunteers to submit water clarity measurements to an online database and see how their data compare on a variety of scales- regional to international. The program has also been utilized for volunteers to begin monitoring efforts and to increase monitoring efforts within their communities.
The Dip-In is an ongoing experiment in using trained volunteers to gather data every year. Secchi Dip-In participants include trained monitoring volunteers and individuals who are interested in citizen science or enthusiastic about lakes. We encourage anyone interested in the health of their lake or watershed to get involved with the Secchi Dip-In.
|How to Join|
A secchi disk
|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||At the beach, In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, While fishing, On a hike|
|Tags||accessible database, citizen science, environmental education, lake and watershed stewardship, Lakes Appreciation Month, monitoring data, Secchi disk|
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