Smith Lake Water Monitor Training Opportunity

Are you interested in helping monitor the water quality of Smith Lake?

Become a certified Volunteer Monitor through this hybrid (online and in-person) training opportunity at Camp McDowell! Available certifications include AWW Water Chemistry Monitoring and Bacteriological Monitoring and recertification. You must complete each of the steps outlined below to receive your monitoring certification.

The Alabama Water Watch Monitoring Training at Camp McDowell will include the following steps to certification, you can find more info and register here.

Become a water monitor in 3 steps (to receive certification you must participate in each component of the trainings):

  1. Participate in the Kick-Off Zoom on March 7th. This is not required for certification but will help you navigate the training process and meet AWW Staff. 
  2. Complete the self-paced, online coursework by midnight on March 22nd for the monitoring type(s) of interest.
    1. Introduction to AL Water Watch – This course is required for all monitoring types and must be completed to unlock all other AWW Online Courses. (1 hour)
    2. Water Chemistry Monitoring Course (2 hours)
    3. Bacteriological Monitoring Course (90 minutes)
  3. Attend the in-person Field Day on March 25th at Camp McDowell where you will demonstrate your ability to conduct monitoring tests under the observation of an AWW Trainer. Participants will be expected to follow CDC guidelines regarding in-person gatherings during the trainings.

If the current opportunities do not work with your schedule, keep an eye on the AWW Events Calendar and subscribe to the AWWareness E-Newsletter for additional trainings. You can find more information and register for trainings on the AWW Event Calendar. 

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