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The 4-H Alabama Water Watch Program will once again offer several opportunities for  teachers and volunteer educators to be certified to use the Exploring Our Living Streams Stream Biomonitoring and Water Chemistry Monitoring Curriculum (EOLS) in 2017.

The Exploring Our Living Streams Curriculum provides hands-on activities for teaching students about watershed science and water monitoring. The 4-H AWW Program provides support to clubs and classrooms as they use the curriculum and collect water data. Click here to learn more about the curriculum.

During each 2 day EOLS workshop, participants are certified as water monitors (water chemistry and stream biomonitoring) and  learn how their students can be certified as 4-H AWW Water Monitors.

Participants who complete an EOLS workshop will receive:

  • Certification as AWW Water Monitors
  • A copy of the EOLS curriculum
  • Access to EOLS Digital Resources (presentations and other support materials)
  • A DVD of Discovering Alabama videos that are correlated to the curriculum
  • Access to monitoring equipment
  • Support with implementation of the EOLS curriculum, including certification of students as 4-H AWW Monitors
  • CEUs from Auburn University
  • Food and lodging during the workshop
  • Additional programming specific to the host environmental center (including activities such as farm tours, boat rides, and fun hikes!)

Workshop Locations and Dates:

Register for the following workshops through 4-HOnline. Click here to download instructions and access the registration page. Contact the Program Coordinator for registration assistance. 

EOLS Stream Biomonitoring and Water Chemistry Monitoring Workshops, sponsored by EPA Environmental Education Grant (lodging and food provided, $25 registration fee):

  • Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Fairhope, June 13-15
  • McDowell Environmental Center in Nauvoo, June 26-28

Download Flyer for Promotion Here: 2017 EPAEE -EOLS Flyer

Bacteriological Workshop with Field Trip to WWTP
Weeks Bay Reserve on July 20, 2017

Join us for this special edition of the AWW Bacteriological Monitoring Workshop. Participants will receive:

  • Certification as AWW Bacteriological Monitors
  • Access to the online Citizen Science Data Simulation Tool
  • The opportunity to visit and explore the inner workings of centralized and onsite wastewater treatment
  • Continuing Education Units from Auburn University

Workshop Registration Fee is $10 and must be paid to secure your spot. You will have the option to pay with Paypal or a credit/debit card at the end of the registration process. You can also pay with a check made out to the AL Water Watch Association. Mail your check to: AWW Association P.o. Box 3294 Auburn, AL 36831 Lunch is included.

Register Here

Contact the 4-H AWW Program Coordinator,  Mona Dominguez, with any questions: or 334-844-9323. 

Development of EOLS Curriculum and workshop facilitation is supported in part by a grant from EPA Office of Environmental Education. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Alabama & M and Auburn University), is an equal opportunity educator. Everyone is welcome!

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