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Adopt-A-Stream Macroinvertebrate Workshop

Adopt-A-Stream Macroinvertebrate Workshop

When: Saturday, March 9, 2019. 9:30am-3:00pm

Where: USC Upstate Campus, Smith Science Building

Description: Learn how to sample the biological aspects of a stream. The macro invertebrates (insects, mollusks, & crustaceans) found in a stream are excellent indicators of the condition of both water quality and habitat. This workshop will focus on collection techniques for both rocky or muddy bottom streams and macro invertebrate identification. A quality assurance test is available at the end of the workshop for those who wish to test their skills. Volunteers who identify the macro invertebrates with 90% accuracy and pass the written test with a score of 80% or better will be considered a QA/QC volunteer for one year.

Please come dressed appropriately for sampling from a nearby creek, this workshop will continue rain or shine!

For more information on this workshop, contact Beth Button at 864.578.5710 or Lunch will be provided.