Water is Life: Quality Matters
Become 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:
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.
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.
We 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.
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.
Click here to register
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.
STEM Gear Up Camp at USU
2018 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.
Fall 2018 Newsletter
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!!
Wonders of Water
Are 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!
6th Grade SEEd lessons available!
"Who and What is in the Water" - 6.4.1 SEEd storyline, phenomenon and 5 episodes. Find the lessons here!