Waukesha County

Stream Water Monitoring

1.5 hours

Students will measure turbidity, dissolved oxygen, and temperature at the stream and discuss the importance of each.  Then students will collect macroinvertebrates and calculate a biotic index.  These basic measurements will give insight into the water quality of the stream. 

For non-partner schools – fees may apply.
For current program rates, see the Waukesha County Environmental Education School Guide

Program Request

Standards: HS-LS2-2, ELS.C1.C
Duration: 90 minutes
Fee: No
Offered: School Year
Location options: Retzer Nature Center

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