Stream Biomonitoring

These sessions teach citizens the principles and practice of using stream macroinvertebrates to evaluate water quality of a stream. Training is done by actual field collection and by evaluation of stream macroinvertebrate communities using the environmental game BIO-ASSESS©. BIO-ASSESS© simulates stream bioassessment and watershed evaluation with preserved specimens and id cards. Citizens go into the field to collect specimens and according to the taxa identified they are able to evaluate the quality of the stream from which they are sampling.

 

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Monitoring Supplies

Bioquip
Two-Piece Aquatic D-Net
$91

Sorting Trays
$11-$27

Acorn Naturalists
(800) 422-8886

Two-way Microscope
$11.45

Forceps(metal)
$4.95

Macromania Game
$59.95

LaMotte Company
410-773-3100
Fax 410-778-6394

Macromania Game
$60

Forestry Suppliers
800-647-5368

Student Grade Kick Net
$40

Forceps(metal)
$2.25

Aquatic D-Net
$81

Lowe’s

2 Wooden Dowels(poles)
$4.27 each

Buckets
$4.47

Other:

Divided Sorting Trays
Around $10