Water quality monitoring training

Date

CAMP MCDOWELL - Alabama Water Watch has two upcoming water quality trainings, one in the Bankhead National Forest on Saturday, April 20 and one in the Oakmulgee National Forest on Friday, May 3, 2024. The registration deadline for the Bankhead training is Tuesday, April 2, on which date a Kick-Off Zoom meeting will be held. The trainings are open to anyone interested in water monitoring (on or off the national forests).

Available certifications include AWW Water Chemistry Monitoring, Bacteriological Monitoring and recertification. The trainings are open to anyone interested in water quality monitoring and registration for both trainings will be closing soon.

National Forest Water Monitoring Training - Bankhead

Registration Link: https://auburn.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3kJ74azBsLnyIaW 

ACES Calendar Link: https://www.aces.edu/event/alabama-water-watch-national-forest-water-monitoring-training-bankhead-national-forest/

Monitoring Training Description:  

Become a certified Volunteer Monitor through this hybrid (online and in-person) training opportunity! Available certifications include AWW Water Chemistry and Bacteriological Monitoring. Participants will learn about the water environment, forests and watershed health, pollution, water quality standards, and data management. Participants in this Training will also learn more about the USDA Forest Service sponsored AWW project that is creating a network of volunteer water monitors to collect water data on the National Forests of Alabama. Interested volunteers can adopt sites in priority watersheds within each NFAL, including the Bankhead National Forest. The project will provide monitoring supplies and other types of support. 

Please note that this training is open to anyone who wants to become a certified water monitor. You are not obligated to monitor in a National Forest if you attend.

 You must complete each of the steps outlined below to receive your monitoring certification. 

  1.  APRIL 2nd - Participate in the Kick-Off Zoom. This is not required for certification but will help you navigate the training process and meet AWW Staff.  
  2. APRIL 2nd - APRIL 17th - Complete the self-paced, online coursework within the two weeks prior to the in-person Field Day for the monitoring type(s) of interest.     

·       Introduction to AL Water Watch – This course is required for all monitoring types and must be completed to unlock all other AWW Online Courses. (1 hour)    

·       Bacteriological Monitoring Course (90 minutes)

·       Water Chemistry Monitoring Course (2 hours)   

  1. APRIL 20th - Attend the in-person Field Day at Camp McDowell (nearby the Bankhead National Forest) where you will demonstrate your ability to conduct monitoring tests under the observation of an AWW Trainer.

 

National Forest Water Monitoring Training - Oakmulgee - registration closes April 16th!

Registration Link: https://auburn.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5vXqj2iiYj6Hav4

Alabama Extension Calendar Link: https://www.aces.edu/event/alabama-water-watch-national-forest-water-monitoring-training-oakmulgee-national-forest/

We are excited to share our current training offerings with you, which include hybrid (online and in-person) trainings. Available certifications include AWW Water Chemistry Monitoring, Bacteriological Monitoring and recertification.

Monitoring Training Description:

Become a certified Volunteer Monitor through this hybrid (online and in-person) training opportunity! Available certifications include AWW Water Chemistry and Bacteriological Monitoring. Participants will learn about the water environment, forests and watershed health, pollution, water quality standards, and data management. Participants in this Training will also learn more about the USDA Forest Service sponsored AWW project that is creating a network of volunteer water monitors to collect water data on the National Forests of Alabama. Interested volunteers can adopt sites in priority watersheds within each NFAL, including the Oakmulgee National Forest. The project will provide monitoring supplies and other types of support.

Please note that this training is open to anyone who wants to become a certified water monitor. You are not obligated to monitor in a National Forest if you attend. 

You must complete each of the steps outlined below to receive your monitoring certification. 

  1. APRIL 16th - Participate in the Kick-Off Zoom. This is not required for certification but will help you navigate the training process and meet AWW Staff.  
  2. APRIL 16th - APRIL 30th - Complete the self-paced, online coursework within the two weeks prior to the in-person Field Day for the monitoring type(s) of interest.     

·       Introduction to AL Water Watch – This course is required for all monitoring types and must be completed to unlock all other AWW Online Courses. (1 hour)    

·       Bacteriological Monitoring Course (90 minutes)

·       Water Chemistry Monitoring Course (2 hours)   

  1. MAY 3rd - Attend the in-person Field Day at Payne Lake Recreation Area in the Oakmulgee National Forest where you will demonstrate your ability to conduct monitoring tests under the observation of an AWW Trainer.