Water Quality Monitoring Preview

School Programs: Water Quality Monitoring

We look forward to seeing you here in the 2014-2015 School Year.

Registration begins August 1

The content of the field experience is excellent and will help the students on the STAAR test. Very hands-on; keeps all students actively engaged”
- Teacher comments

Class size: Minimum 10 students/Maximum 40 students
Description: Middle or High School students participate in a survey of natural aquatic habitats. Students perform basic water testing procedures and aquatic animal and plant surveys. Participants learn the importance of wetlands and identify their local watershed.
Tour Times: 9:30 – 11:30, Tuesday – Friday
Fee: $10 per student

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Concepts:

  • Water sheds
  • Wetlands and their uses
  • Chemical, biological, and physical measurements
  • Bio-indicators
  • Threats to wetlands
  • pH testing and dissolved oxygen testing

Registration Information:

  • CHAPERONES: You MUST bring one adult for every 10 students to ensure safety and to help supervise your students. The program is designed for your students; please ask parents to leave younger siblings at home. Chaperones over the 1:10 requirement are charged $6/person.
  • DRESS: Students will be more comfortable if they dress for the out-of-doors. Students and adults should wear closed-toe shoes for safety. No sandals please.
  • LUNCH:If you are doing a full day program, students may eat lunch on our building apron. (No picnic facilities available.) Please bring lunches separated by class in large bags or bins.
  • BUS PARKING:Buses should drop children off first and then park in Satellite Parking ¼ mile east of our entrance. Click here for a map.
  • RAINY DAYS: The Arboretum does not cancel in case of rain. We will provide ponchos to students. In the case of severe weather, we will offer an alternate indoor program.
  • CANCELLATIONS: Program fees are non-refundable. Changes to enrollment after confirmation letter has been sent will result in a $25 processing fee.
  • PAYMENT: Is due in full upon confirmation of your date. Accepted forms of payment are organizational check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. All checks must be made payable to: Houston Arboretum & Nature Center.
  • REGISTRATION QUESTIONS? Email: register@houstonarboretum.org
  • PROGRAM QUESTIONS? Email: schoolprograms@houstonarboretum.org

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