ERIC Number: ED045392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Water Quality Monitoring Manual.
Mason, Fred J.; Houdart, Joseph F.
This manual is designed for students involved in environmental education programs dealing with water pollution problems. By establishing a network of Environmental Monitoring Stations within the educational system, four steps toward the prevention, control, and abatement of water pollution are proposed. (1) Train students to recognize, monitor, and record information about water pollution problems within their own community; (2) Funnel the resulting information to proper agencies; (3) Develop an awareness of general and specific pollution problems; (4) Develop community action, support state and federal programs, and direct concerted efforts for the abatement of water pollution. Sections of the laboratory manual explain the research procedures for student monitors--surveying the water system; selecting the tests, sampling stations, and equipment; sampling methods; recording data and reporting results; and correcting water quality abuse. The appendix includes additional testing information, a glossary of terms, a bibliography of books, pamphlets, periodicals, and films, and a listing of citizen action questions, and a sample report of a preliminary water quality field study. (BL)
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Field Studies, Research Methodology, Science Activities, Secondary School Science, Student Research, Water Pollution, Water Resources
Conservation and Environmental Studies Center for Southern New Jersey, Box 2230 RD 2, Browns Mills, N. J. 08015 ($5.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Conservation and Environmental Studies Center, Whitesbog, NJ.