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Water Ecology & Quality Workshop

June 15, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Expand your knowledge of river ecology and water quality issues while trying out monitoring techniques at our Water Ecology & Quality Workshop on June 15 from 6pm-8:30pm. Led by Delaware County’s Hoosier Riverwatch trainer, this workshop begins with a program at BSU’s Environmental Education Center. Then, you will travel (using your own vehicle) to Westside Park for hands-on exploration using water quality monitoring tools. 

The workshop will show you how to identify the biological, chemical, and physical characteristics of a stream and the ways they relate to water quality and ecosystem health. Posters and take-home water quality testing kits will be raffled off during class!

No prior knowledge or experience is required. Registrants must be 18+ years old. 

If you would like to apply your new interest in water quality, Upper White River Watershed Management Plan invites you attend a full training later in the year to become a certified Hoosier Riverwatch volunteer and contribute to a statewide database. 

A $10 registration fee* covers in-class water testing materials, printouts, and snacks.

  • Date: Thursday, June 15, 2023
  • Time: 6pm-8:30pm (6pm-7pm classwork, 7-7:30 break/travel time, 7:30-8:30pm fieldwork)
  • Venue: BSU Environmental Education Center (2500 W University Ave., Muncie) and Westside Park (10 minutes away, transportation not provided)
  • Registration: $10* Limited seats available. Registration is required. 

This workshop is offered in partnership with Upper White River Watershed Management Plan and Ball State University.

*Teachers are welcome to contact Kelley V. Phillips at kelley@fortheland.org for a waived fee. This workshop is eligible for Professional Growth Points.


June 15, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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BSU Environmental Education Center
2500 W University Ave
Muncie, 47303
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