Aquar­ium’s River Teach­ers work­shop reg­is­ter­ing

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Staff at the Ten­nessee Aquar­ium Conservation In­sti­tute will school teach­ers on test­ing wa­ter qual­ity dur­ing a River Teach­ers work­shop be­ing held Satur­day, Sept. 9, at the in­sti­tute, 175 Bay­lor School Road. Class will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thom Ben­son , Ten­nessee Aquar­ium s pokesman, says t he River Teach­ers work­shop is “a great op­por­tu­nity for teach­ers to have a rich ex­pe­ri­ence in the field with our sci­en­tists and re­ceive some train­ing to get kids in the class­room fired up about bio­di­ver­sity and conservation.”

Teach­ers will compl ete t rai ning us­ing Ge­or­gia Adopt-A-Stream meth­ods to test wa­ter qual­ity. Upon suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion, par­tic­i­pants will be cer­ti­fied in macroin­ver­te­brate and chem­i­cal mon­i­tor­ing.

Teach­ers can use these meth­ods to get stu­dents in­volved in ci­ti­zen science and wa­ter qual­ity is­sues. The class will also dis­cover the bio­di­ver­sity in South­east­ern rivers and streams by ob­serv­ing fish found in a lo­cal creek.

Teach­ers are ad­vised the work­shop will be held in­doors and out. They should come pre­pared to get in the wa­ter. Waders will be pro­vided.

Class fee is $25. Reg­is­tra­tion fee will be re­funded upon com­ple­tion of work­shop.

To reg­is­ter: https:// com­mu­nity.tnaqua.org/ events/ed­u­ca­tion/adopta- stream- south­east­ern -fish-sam­pling.

TEN­NESSEE AQUAR­IUM PHOTO

Water­shed ed­u­ca­tor Hay­ley Wise, third from right, works with teach­ers at a pre­vi­ous River Teach­ers class.

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