Stream macroinvertebrates (insects, mollusks, and crustaceans) are excellent indicators of the condition of both water quality and habitat. This workshop will focus on macroinvertebrate collection techniques and identification; in other words, catching cool animals! Volunteers who identify the macroinvertebrates with 90%accuracy and pass the written test with a score of 80% or better will be certified to conduct macroinvertebrate monitoring and can “adopt” a section of a local stream.
This training consists of two sessions. The virtual classroom session will be Wednesday, February 16, at 6:30 PM and will last 1.5-2 hours. The field demonstration and test portion will be Saturday, March 26 at streamside location within Roswell to be determined.