River Watch 2016 Training Information & Registration
October 26th - 29th, Camp Cedaredge Directions
River Watch trainings provide an opportunity for your organization to become volunteer water quality monitors in Colorado. Our training registration is based on a first come, first served basis.
New organizations seeking to be a part of River Watch of Colorado are requested to pay a one-time $250 fee. The fee will cover the cost of one participant to attend the training and to help subsidize the cost of the equipment you will receive (valued at over $1900), as well as curriculum and program support. All other participants from new or existing groups are expected to pay for each individual’s training cost of $125 per person. Meals and lodging are included in the $125.
River Watch volunteers come in all shapes in sizes: Middle, Elementary and High School groups participate in our program to provide in-depth education and experience in real life science that extends beyond the classroom. Conservation groups and community organizations concerned with water quality issues in their areas participate to learn more about watershed health in their region. Interested volunteers must participate in a training before becoming part of our program. After the training, groups agree to sample at a designated station monthly for metals, nutrients and other parameters. As water quality data must be recorded over time to understand the baseline conditions and any changes that occur in the system, we are seeking volunteers that can make a several year commitment to the program.
Continuing Education Units (CEU) are available through Colorado School of Mines. You can earn up to four CEU’s for attending a River Watch training and implementing the program. Detailed information on the training will be provided with your training confirmation packet.
River Watch Training & Registration
If your organization is not yet a River Watch member, you will need to become one in order to attend the training. Memberships are $250, and pays for the equipment you will use.
Scholarships are available. Please contact us for more information. If you are interested in attending training or learning more about our program, please contact Shayna Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (303) 291-7340.
All River Watch training participants, adults and minors, must sign a Liability Waiver Form to participate in trainings. Liability Waiver Form for download and signature. Complete signed forms may be scanned and returned to email@example.com or your completed hard copy may be mailed to River Watch, PO Box 211729, Denver, CO 80221.