Water Quality: USU Extension

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    Utah Water Watch- Upcoming Trainings

    Utah Water WatchBecome a Utah Water Watch volunteer! Utah Water Watch (UWW) is a citizen water quality monitoring program designed to empower citizens to learn and share knowledge about their local watersheds and practice good stewardship. To join the UWW team, fill out the volunteer registration form and attend a training workshop. We have two training workshops coming up:

    Tuesday, June 4th 8AM-12PM (St. George) 

    Saturday, June 22nd 9AM-1PM (Kaysville) 

    To sign-up for a training, click the date you are interested in above. For more information on the UWW program, go to our UWW page

    Lake Appreciation MonthJuly is Lakes Appreciation Month! 

    As part of Lakes Appreciation Month, there is an annual Secchi Dip-In event where citizen monitors across North America track changes in water quality by measuring water transparency using Secchi disks (and other measurements) at their local lake or reservoir.  

    Secchi Dip-InWe encourage all Utah Water Watch volunteers and other citizen monitors to join this event! Once you have completed your Secchi disk measurements, upload your data to CitSci and the Secchi Dip-In Online Database.

    For more information on this event and ways to get involved visit www.secchidipin.org

    Stream Side Science FlyerStream Side Science - Educator Workshop

    Saturday, May 4th    -   9AM-4PM

    The Stream Side Science workshop includes a session on watersheds and how to measure water quality, time in the field at streams and lakes, and concludes with a reflection and synthesis.

    Participants receive:

    • Relicensure points
    • Stream Side Science Manual (includes 11 lesson plans)
    • Start-up kit for aquatic invertebrate lessons
    • Hands-on training on monitoring techniques
    • Lunch provided

    Click here to register 

     

    Be a Water Hero for Water WeekUtah Water Week

    Date: May 5-11, 2019

    A safe, reliable water supply is critical to the success of any community. We often take water supply for granted until it is threatened, either by drought, water main breaks, or some other event. In 2007, in an effort to promote the importance of this precious resource, then governor Jon Huntsman Jr. signed legislation designating a state-wide water week, declaring the first full week in May as Water Week.

    Learn More Here

    STEM Gear Up Camp at USU

     GearUp Camp Hyrum Reservoir boat activity2018 was the third year USU Water Quality Extension has assisted with a week long Gear Up Camp in Logan for Junior High students and teachers. This year students participated in building and operating underwater Robotic Operational Vehicles (ROV) to explore aquatic systems. 

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    Fall 2018 Newsletter

    NewsletterRead about the 2018 Utah Water Watch highlights and some upcoming projects for 2019 in our latest newsletter. 

    Fall 2018 Newsletter 

    Natural Resources Field Days

    Cache Natural Resources Field Days

     

    Fun Cache Natural Resources Field Day with 4th graders.  Students learned about water, plants, soils and wildlife in an all day field trip up the Logan Canyon.  Thank you to all the volunteers who helped out this year and to the teachers!!

    Learn more here.

    Wonders of Water

    Wonders of Water 4-H ClubAre you looking for some activities to do with your club?  Explore the lessons in the New 4-H Wonders of Water Club curriculum. Explore the superpowers of water, test your water quality, see what living critters are in the water or get inspired with art or writing projects, or get involved with some service projects!

    4-H Wonders of Water Club

    6th Grade SEEd lessons available!

    I See, It Means graphing data sheet"Who and What is in the Water" - 6.4.1 SEEd storyline, phenomenon and 5 episodes. Find the lessons here!