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WATER/WAYS - Blue Thumb Stream Monitoring Workshop - Locust Grove

WATER/WAYS - Blue Thumb Stream Monitoring Workshop - Locust Grove

November 3, 20198:30 AM - 4:30 PM


LOCUST GROVE ARTS ALLIANCE is hosting a series of programs to support the Water/Ways Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition opening October 21, 2019 at the Locust Grove VFW Post 3573.

Wonder City Coffee
188 E. Main
Locust Grove, OK 74352


Blue Thumb Stream Monitoring Workshop. Registration is required and there is a fee for this program. To register and for ticket information click here

Blue Thumb is having a training for new volunteers from 8:30am to 4:30pm on Saturday, November 2 and 8:30am to 4:30pm on Sunday, November 3 at Wonder City Coffee at 118 E. Main in Locust Grove.

The training on Saturday, November 2 will include an introduction to the Blue Thumb program and an overview of various ways you can participate as a Blue Thumb volunteer, with a focus on volunteer education opportunities. You will also get to learn about water quality, watersheds, nonpoint source pollution and other topics through a series of educational activities which you can then use to educate members of your own community. Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) will be included and all participants will recieve at WET activity guide at the end of the day. The day will also include a visit to a local creek to discuss the creek's ecology and biology, including getting into the water and looking for bugs and fish. For those interested in monitoring a local creek or stream, you will need to attend this training for the entire duration and also register for the Stream Monitoring Training, scheduled for the next day in the same location. If you are not interested in monitoring but want to be a volunteer educator or learn about other ways to volunteer or just learn about the Blue Thumb program in general, you will only need to attend this one-day training on the 3rd.
Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

The training on Sunday, November 3 will cover all of the monthly chemical tests conducted by volunteers at their local creek or stream. We will also discuss the test resuls, what they mean and what they reveal about water quality and nonpoint source pollution. The day will include visiting a local creek to perform all of the required stream-side testing procedures and then returning to the indoor location to perform the chemical tests volunteers conduct every month. For new volunteers who have only taken the one-day introduction to Blue Thumb Training, this monitoring training is mandatory before you can begin to monitor your creek. All volunteers who have been trained in the past but would like a refresher course on their chemical tests are also welcome and encouraged to attend. Please email [email protected] if you have any questions or would to attend this day's training.