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.
EOLS Stream Biomonitoring and Water Chemistry Monitoring Workshops, sponsored by EPA Environmental Education Grant (lodging and food provided, $25 registration fee):
- Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana, May 2-4
- Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Fairhope, June 13-15
- McDowell Environmental Center in Nauvoo, June 26-28
- EOLS Stream Biomonitoring Workshop in Partnership with the Cahaba Environmental Center and Legacy
Cahaba Environmental Center, May 12-14
Registration managed by Legacy – click here for application information.
Contact the 4-H AWW Program Coordinator, Mona Dominguez, with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org 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!