May 7-8: Stream School Techniques to Monitor & Protect Your Local Stream, Toms River, NJ
The Stroud Water Research Center and NJDEP, along with The Forest Education Resource Center and the Barnegat Bay Partnership, are hosting a "Stream School Techniques" workshop on May 7th and 8th, 8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., at the Forest Education Resource Center, Don Connor Boulevard, Jackson, NJ 08527. Please register at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/njstreamschool2013. Registration deadline: May 1, 2013. Workshop Fee: $15 per person or $25 for two members per volunteer watershed group. Scholarships are available. This workshop is limited to 20 participants and you must attend both days. Topics covered include:
- Physical and Biological Aspects of Stream Ecology and the River Continuum Concept
- Biological Sampling Techniques, Demonstrations, and Hands-On Training
- Macroinvertebrate Identification and Taxonomic Keys
- Regional Resources highlighting the Coastal Plains and Pinelands
This two-day interactive classroom and field workshop will help participants learn about stream health by examining the critters that live there year-round and call it home. You will learn how to collect and count these critters and turn that information into a health report for your local stream. You will receive effective methods to take action with this information to protect your stream if it is healthy or document harm and pollution to help clean it up if it is not. Additional information is provided in the workshop flyer . For more information, please contact Danielle Donkersloot at 609-777-1753 or firstname.lastname@example.org.