Water Quality Monitoring

School Programs: Water Quality Monitoring

We look forward to seeing you here in the 2015-2016 School Year!

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 $7/person.

  • DRESS:

    Please advise students and parents to dress appropriately for a nature hike and the weather. Students and adults should wear closed-toe shoes for safety. No sandals or high heels 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.

  • INCLEMENT WEATHER:

    Programs are conducted rain or shine. We will provide ponchos for light rain. In case of severe weather, we will offer an equivalent indoor program. If cancellation is necessary due to extreme weather conditions, rescheduling may not be possible due to our tight calendar.

  • CANCELLATIONS:

    Program fees are non-refundable. Changes to enrollment after confirmation letter has been sent will result in a $25 processing fee.

  • PAYMENT:

    If booking more than a month in advance, payment is due 2 weeks prior to your requested date. If booking less that than a month in advance, payment is due at the time of registration. 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

 

Registration for 2014-2015 school year is now closed. Please check back in the fall for the 2015-2016 school year.

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