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    In this recorded professional learning session, Greta Dromgool and guest Alex Daniel from the Waikato Regional Council take a hands-on look at fresh water monitoring.

    Exploring our urban and rural waterways is a fantastic way to get students engaged in the world around them while developing their science capabilities.

    Thank you so much, that was really informative.

    Educator

    In this session you will be guided on how to support students to use a variety of water quality indicators to gather data about a local stream. Resources showing step-by-step instructions, protocols, recording sheets and how-to videos for monitoring stream health are shared.

    Stream health monitoring offers opportunities for cross-curricular learning and action. The webinar will also provide information about curriculum links, pedagogy and resources to support your teaching and learning programme.

    This session will be valuable for both primary and secondary school teachers.

    You can download the video and slideshow presentation.

    Great webinar thanks! Good to get more of an idea of the resources on SLH.

    Educator

    Topic

    Slideshow number(s)

    Video timecode

    Introducing the Science Learning Hub and presenters

    1–3

    00:00

    Index

    4

    1:40

    Purpose

    5

    2:01

    Rivers and Us background

    6

    2:39

    Getting started, curriculum links and the Inquiry and action learning process

    7–9

    5:38

    Participant questions

    10–11

    11:43

    Planning – where to go and what to do

    12–15

    14:26

    What gear do you need and how do you use it?

    16–18

    31:27

    Macroinvertebrates

    19–20

    34:04

    Other useful links and support

    21

    40:54

    SLH links, keep in touch and thanks

    22

    41:19

    We encourage you to join our discussion about monitoring waterways, register in our online forum on Slack. In this forum we share and discuss ideas, and share resources.

    Related content

    Great places to start exploring the resources in this webinar are the Rivers and Us – introduction and Rivers and Us – a context for learning articles.

    If you want to jump right in visit the Stream health monitoring and assessment interactive.

    You might also be interested in our webinar on Water pollution where Angela Schipper shares how she adapted resources from across the Science Learning Hub to explore water pollution with her primary students.

    Useful links

    Enviroschools is a programme that works with schools and communities to support environmental learning and action.

    NZwatercitizens is a website for anyone in New Zealand interested in stream monitoring. It provides a place to keep your data and links you with other projects and experts.

    LAWA provides information on river water quality, lake water quality, recreational water quality, groundwater quality and water quantity.

    Acknowledgement

    This webinar has been developed in partnership with the Waikato Regional Council.

      Published 4 September 2020 Referencing Hub articles