Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Potomac Stream Samplers

The 2007 Teacher Training for Potomac Stream Samplers is currently underway. Teachers from the 8 West Virginia counties in the Chesapeake Bay watershed are invited to participate in the tiered water monitoring program. It's mission is to promote awareness of the connections between West Virginia's uplands and downstream environments and our responsibilities as stewards of our watersheds. We currently hoping to expand this model to all the counties in West Virginia.

Potomac Stream Samplers begins with the teachers spending 3 days at the Spruce Knob Mountain Center where they learn the current stream monitoring standards set up by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection(Save Our Streams). Once school begins we visit their students in the classroom introducing the project and the themes that they'll be learning about. The class then travels to Spruce Knob to learn the water monitoring process with Spruce Knob Mountain Center staff. The final chapter is to use thier water monitoring skills to investigate a stream in thier local community.

For more information: http://www.mountain.org/work/mtlearn/teachers/2004bwet.htm or call Beth Altemus, Appalachia Program's Outreach and Education Coordinator, at 1-800-874-3050.

1 comment:

Josh said...

Great Picture!