Enviro-News — The
Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) is pleased to present our
March edition of Enviro-News! A news publication For
School and Community
Educators. Our newsletter highlights and promotes our commitment
to recycling, watershed education, and environmental stewardship that is occurring
in the great
state of Nevada.
March 2017 — This issue of NDEP's Enviro-News!
|What's Inside the Newsletter|
- Top Reasons to Recycle
- Coincidence or Not?
- What Can I Recycle
- Protect Our Vital Source Water
- Early Childhood
- Truckee River Snapshot Day
- Earth Day Celebrations
- Upcoming Workshops
- Scholarship Opportunity
Download the Newsletter Here
The 17th annual Truckee River Snapshot Day will be conducted on Friday, May 19, 2017. Snapshot
Day is a Truckee River Watershed-wide monitoring event that takes a snapshot
of water quality and habitat conditions of the Truckee River watershed. Students
(monitoring teams) are assigned to a monitoring site to perform a stream walk
(visual assessment), collect field data, grab samples and photo documentation.
Educators can collaborate with resource experts for
a unique field study. Dedicated Team Leaders help students understand nonpoint
source pollution, water quality protection and watershed health concepts as
well as the importance of stewardship. This environmental study addresses real-watershed
concerns as well as NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas and Topics.
Under guidance of resource experts, Monitoring Teams conduct field tests for
dissolved oxygen, conductivity, pH and temperature. Water “grab” samples
are collected for laboratory analysis of nutrients, turbidity and bacteria.
Monitoring Teams complete a habitat assessment, which includes visual observations
and photo documentation of vegetation and stream conditions.
Register now to experience a unique field study of the Carson River Watershed. Space is limited!!
To register / to volunteer, contact:
Mary Kay Wagner, 775-687-9454, mkwagner[at]ndep.nv.gov
Day Team Leader Handbook
Day Step-by-Step Instructions
of Risk form