Monitoring the Paran Creek Watershed (ES2113.01)

Tim Schroeder

Much discussion of environmental protection is based on the unit of a local watershed. Fully considering a watershed requires relating landscapes, land cover, and human land use to the waterways that we rely upon to live. This field-based class will work with community groups and environmental professionals to begin a long-term watershed monitoring system for Paran Creek. This will include discussion of which measureable parameters can be used to define the “health” of a natural water system, and practical field work, collecting data and installing equipment. Much of the coursework will be quantitative in nature, and fieldwork will require moderate physical activity.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
T 8:30-12:10
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years
This course is categorized as All courses, CAPA, Environment, Earth Science, and tagged , , , .