Monday, September 14, 2009

Waterwatch Training Day

About 50 local homeschoolers today went on a Waterwatch training day at the beautiful Williams River, Dungog.

Waterwatch is a government organisation responsible for monitoring water quality in the catchment areas - they mainly do it by training the community to do the testing and monitoring.

So we learnt how to take the water sample, test it for various things like temperature, pH, turbidity (how clear the water is) and salt level.

We also got involved in dipnetting to see what bugs we could find in the river to give an indication of the quality of the environment.

And just as importantly, the kids got to get wet afterwards :)

We had a gorgeous day for it and everyone had a fantastic time.


Wendy Hawksley said...

What a cool field trip! It is great to learn about your local environment, animals and their habitats. It looks like fun and education, all wrapped into one.

katepickle said...

oh wow that looks really interesting and like heaps of fun too!

Kez said...

Thanks ladies - it was fun!