Water Quality Monitoring in Outdoor Education
Thursday, 27 February 2014 from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)
Water provides a rich source of learning opportunities. The webinar will explore water quality monitoring as an educational tool to engage students in learning about water and the local environment. Participants will be provided with practical information to integrate water quality monitoring into their own practice including how to set-up monitoring activities, managing risk, the monitoring process, helpful tools and resources, and how to make water quality monitoring a meaningful learning experience.
Dana McDonald is a Greenspace Project Manager with Evergreen’s BC Office. She is a water resource scientist by training with experience in academia and the private and not-for-profit sectors. Through Dana’s work, she has learned the importance of hands-on experience, interactive dialogue and thinking of the world as a complex and connected system. With Evergreen, Dana works with her team to bring meaningful learning experiences in urban natural spaces to communities and schools.
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