Monthly Update: September 2020

A screenshot of our new Water Quality Monitoring Story Map.

School is back! And although this year is unlike any other, South Sound GREEN is making sure students get the best water quality monitoring experience, even from their own homes! We have been working hard to develop our online resources, including interactive “field” journals, videos and other pre-recorded demonstrations, and a curriculum to allow students to evaluate water quality themselves using test strips.

We have also been building a brand new Story Map for students and teachers to go through our water quality parameters at their own pace. This Story Map is a culmination of many of the projects we’ve worked on this summer, including recorded lectures, ThurstonTalk activities, and pictures and videos of all of our water quality sites! The coolest feature of the Story Map is an interactive map of our test sites and over twenty years of water quality data, built by TCD’s very own Adam Peterson! We created the full Story Map with a lot of help from our friends at the Nisqually River Education Project, and we’re excited to share this amazing resource with our classes!

South Sound GREEN is offering live virtual water quality testing experiences with students all month, and if you’re a teacher who wants to schedule a virtual meeting with us, you can find out how on our website. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram for program updates and highlights!