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REGISTRATION CLOSED – AWW Monitoring Training – Birmingham

March 24, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm



Alabama Water Watch Monitoring Training
This Training is in partnership with UAB’s Krueger-Hadfield Evolutionary Ecology Lab, funded in part by the National Science Foundation. 

**This registration is for new monitors seeking certification who will go through the Online Courses and participate in an in-person Field Day. If you are seeking recertification, please contact the Alabama Water Watch Office.

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

Follow these steps to get started:
1.  Register for training through this form by February 28th, 2023.
2.  Select the monitoring type(s) for which you would like certification through this form.

On February 28th

Participate in the Kick-Off Zoom from 12-1 pmThis is not required for certification but will help you navigate the training process and meet AWW Staff. 
  • Use the link and instructions you receive via email following the Kick-Off Zoom to enroll in the Online Courses required for the certification type(s) you requested.
By Midnight on March 21st
  • Complete the self-paced, online coursework for the monitoring type(s) of interest.
    • 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)
    • Bacteriological Monitoring Course (90 minutes)
    • Water Chemistry Monitoring Course (2 hours)
On March 24th
Attend the in-person Field Day at the Birmingham Zoo 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 training.

Field Day Schedule

9:45 am Check-In for Bacteriological Monitoring Session 
10:00 am Bacteriological Monitoring Session 
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Red Algae Citizen Science Mini-Training
1:45 pm Check-In for Water Chemistry Monitoring Session 
2:00 pm Water Chemistry Monitoring Session 
5:00 pm Adjourn 

You will receive additional details for each of these steps once you register. Only your name, email, phone number, and mailing address are required to register for this event. We ask for optional information so we can better understand our effectiveness in serving all Alabama citizens and for reporting general, anonymous statistics to our federal and state funders. We do not share any specific information you provide. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Alabama A&M University and Auburn University) is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Everyone is welcome! Please let us know if you have accessibility needs.


Contact AWW with any questions: 1-888-844-4785 or awwprog@auburn.edu.


March 24, 2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm