Macroinvertebrate Monitoring Workshop

Tue. Nov 15, 2016 at 9:00am - Wed. Nov 16, 2016 at 12:00pm EST
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Join the Stroud Water Research Center and Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy for this free two-day training to learn how to sample the biological aspects of a stream. The macroinvertebrates (insects, mollusks, & crustaceans) found in a stream are excellent indicators of the condition of both water quality and habitat. This is an introductory to intermediate level training that will identify organisms to the order and in some cases family level.

This workshop will focus on collection techniques for macroinvertebrate identification in rocky or muddy bottom streams. We will also discuss the WikiWatershed.org toolkit which brings many freshwater watershed stewardship and monitoring tools available to citizens, teachers, naturalists and professionals. Participants should bring a lunch and knee boots (if you have them), and dress appropriately for the outdoors.


November 15th | 9AM - 4PM | Frick Environmental Center
November 16th | 9AM - Noon | Location TBD

The Stroud Water Research Center (founded 1967) is one of few nonprofits in the world devoted to freshwater research, restoration, and education. Located in Southeastern, PA, We are dedicated to understanding the ecology of streams, rivers, and their watersheds — both pristine and polluted. Find out more at www.stroudcenter.org.


The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is a nonprofit working to improve quality of life for the people of Pittsburgh by restoring the park system to excellence in partnership with government and the community. 


Registration is limited to 24 participants.

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Western Pennsylvania Hospital School-Nursing 4900 Friendship Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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