Volunteer Scientists

The crew of laboratory volunteers that actually run the tests on the water samples is one aspect of our Water Quality Monitoring program that is not publicized as much as it should be. We have a wide range of people helping out, from high school students to grad students to the semi-retired. These volunteers gain valuable, real world lab experience in addition to providing data on the health of our inland waterways. These folks are learning the tools needed to become the next environmental protectors.

If you are interested in gaining some laboratory experience, or if you are just curious about the process, contact me at [email protected]. Here are some photos from our last water monitoring event:


Prepping for Toxicity Testing





Sarah adjusting the salinity of the samples



Taya prepping for bacteria testing



Adrian and Kelley testing for nutrients.