Students Become Certified Alabama Water Watch Monitors
As part of this year's naturalist program (made possible by grants from Dekko, AMRV RC&D and T.R.A.I.L.), Ardmore students are receiving training in water chemistry monitoring by Alabama Water Watch. This certification will help us meet our goals of becoming involved in citizen science initiatives and making a difference in our community.
Alabama is number one in the nation for freshwater biodiversity, with over 132,000 miles of rivers and streams. The 4-H AWW program is giving our students the opportunity to assume an active role in preserving this precious resource. They are mastering new skills, gaining awareness of natural resource issues and enjoying time outdoors.
Once certified, students will be able to check out our testing kit and adopt a testing site. They will work in pairs to gather and report data from local streams and rivers.