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Host a STREAM WATCH Program today!
Much like you see a doctor for regular checkups, the Catskill Center provides information and tools necessary to analyze the health of Catskill Mountain Region streams. Host a STREAM WATCH program today to determine the health of your nearby stream! Learn to make observations about water quality based on physical, chemical, and biological data. The Catskill Center will provide knowledgeable staff, water sampling kits, and all necessary equipment. A fun exploration for home-school groups, scout groups, homeowners, or for any interested citizens!
Catskill Center staff will teach you to identify invertebrates from your stream. These invertebrates can be sorted to give us clues on the water quality. Catskill Center staff will also provide the materials and instruction to complete chemical testing of the stream. Chemical testing includes dissolved oxygen, percent saturation, pH, nitrates, phosphates, alkalinity, and conductivity. Physical data is also taken, including velocity (flow), turbidity, and temperature. Combining this data can help us discover clues about the water quality and health of the ecosystems we live in.
Contact Nicole McShane, Stream Specialist at the Catskill Center today for pricing and availability!