Science!

Two completely different opportunities to learn about SCIENCE!

Volunteer to be a Water Action Monitor and learn about Wisconsin’s waterways, micro invertebrates , and bacteria;
AND/OR get fired up at a cool demo featuring intense flames and controlled explosions…

Valley Stewardship Network Announces Water Quality Monitoring Training Program —  The VSN WQM program trains volunteers under the Water Action Volunteers (WAV) protocol. WAV is a statewide program for Wisconsin citizens who want to learn about and improve the quality of Wisconsin’s streams and rivers. The program is coordinated through a partnership between the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the University of Wisconsin’s Cooperative Extension.

VSN provides the monitoring equipment and volunteers provide the time. Participation in the water quality monitoring program requires volunteers to sample monthly at a designated site.

VSN will conduct the trainings in 2012: Special Macroinvertebrate Identification Training April 7th, 2012, 10 am-2 pm at the Steuben Lodge, Steuben, WI
Level 1 and Level 2 Water Action Volunteers (WAV) Trainings April 14th, 2012, 10 am-2 pm at the Steuben Lodge, Steuben, WI and May 7th, 2012, 10 am-2 pm at Nature Nooks Retreat, Viroqua, WI. Each session will cover WAV Level I & II monitoring programs, macro invertebrate index and habitat assessment demonstrations.
There will be other citizen-based monitoring opportunities this summer so please check this site later for additional dates.  Link for more information.

“FIRED UP FOR SCIENCE:
HANDS-ON EXPERIENCES AND EXPERIMENTS FOR YOUTH”
At VITERBO UNIVERSITY
APRIL 12, 2012

LA CROSSE, Wis. – Area school-aged youth and their parents are invited to attend “Fired Up for Science: Hands-on Experiences and Experiments for Youth” from 6–8 p.m. Thursday, April 12 at Viterbo University.

“Fired Up for Science” will feature “cool” science demonstrations, hands-on participation, and a science show that will feature a rocket launch, experiments with liquid nitrogen, and demonstrations involving intense flames and explosions in a controlled environment.

“The evening will give students and their parents the chance to get excited about science,” said Tammy Clark, Viterbo science department faculty member. “The show and experiments will appeal to all ages.”

The event will be held in Viterbo’s D.B. Reinhart Center for Ethics, Science, and Leadership and is presented by Viterbo science faculty members and students in the Science Outreach Club. It is free and open to the public and registration is not required.

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