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Exploring Our Living Streams Educator Workshop

June 29, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Exploring Our Living Streams Educator Workshop

*Registration priority will be for formal and informal educators and volunteers who plan to conduct environmental education programming with youth.*


Registration Fee: $35

REGISTER BY FRIDAY, JUNE 24. Refunds will only be given until Friday, June 24.

Trainers: AWW Staff 

Contact Email: awwprog@auburn.edu 

Workshop Contact Phone: 334-844-4785 

Workshop Date & Location:

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
10am – 5pm

Benjamin Moore
Pell City, AL

Workshop Description: Teachers and informal educators including 4-H Agents are invited to participate in this full day in-person training that will provide hands-on education about volunteer monitoring, water quality standards, and water pollution, and stream biomonitoring as presented in AWW’s curriculum, Exploring Our Living Streams Curriculum (EOLS).

The curriculum correlates to the Alabama Course of Study Standards for Science (Grades 4 and 6), Biology (Grades 9-12), Environmental Science (Grades 9-12), Life Science (Grade 7), and Earth Science (Grade 6).

During the workshop, educators will conduct stream biomonitoring on Fishing Creek in Pell City.

Participants will receive:

  • Certification as an Exploring Our Living Streams Educator
  • Certification as an Alabama Water Watch Stream BioMonitor
  • Copy of Exploring Our Living Streams: Stream Biomonitoring Curriculum
  • Access to online Digital Resources
  • Continuing Education Units from Auburn University and Professional Development Credits through PowerSchool
  • Lunch during the workshop
On June 14th 
Participate in the Kick-Off Zoom from 12-1 pm. This 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 Course, Introduction to AL Water Watch (1 hour to complete).
By Midnight on June 27th
Complete the self-paced, online coursework for the Introduction to AL Water Watch.
On June 29th
Attend the in-person Field Day at Benjamin Moore in Pell City where you will demonstrate your ability to conduct monitoring tests under the observation of an AWW Trainer.
Field Day Schedule: 
9:45 am Check-In
10:00 am Welcome, Introductions, and Overview of 4-H AWW
10:30 am Practices of Stream Biomonitoring @ the Stream
12:30 pm Lunch Break & Special Presentation from Benjamin Moore Staff about their Environmental Education Programs
1:00 pm Principles of Stream Biomonitoring in Classroom
3:00 pm Activities from EOLS Curriculum
4:30pm Next Steps
5:00 pm Wrap Up!

Participants will be expected to follow COVID-19 guidelines outlined by the CDC during the workshop.

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.


June 29, 2022
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Benjamin Moore Pell City
109 Bamberg Dr
Pell City, AL 35125 United States
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