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AWW Monitoring Training – Huntsville (REACHED CAPACITY)

October 20, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Alabama Water Watch Monitoring Training



**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.

This workshop is provided in conjunction with Alabama Watershed Stewards (AWS), a statewide science-based educational program that promotes healthy watersheds, increases understanding of water pollution, and provides the knowledge to prevent and resolve local water quality problems. AWS is funded by a Clean Water Act 319 Partnership grant through the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and EPA Region 4.

Follow these steps to get started:
1.  Register for training through this form by October 3rd, 2023.
2.  Select the monitoring type(s) for which you would like certification through this form.

On October 3rd

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 October 17th
  • 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 October 20th
Attend the in-person Field Day at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens 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: 10am-4pm
9:45 am Check-In for Bacteriological Monitoring Session
10:00 am Bacteriological Monitoring Session
12:00 pm Lunch Break
12:45 pm Check-In for Water Chemistry Monitoring Session
1:00 pm Water Chemistry Monitoring Session
4:00 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.


October 20, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Huntsville Botanical Gardens
4747 Bob Wallace Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States
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