Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) will be training Concord’s Rundlett Middle School seventh graders to analyze water samples as part of the World Water Monitoring Day celebration. On September 27, biologists from the Watershed Management Bureau will visit the school to teach the students about the importance of water quality monitoring.
Water will be collected from Bow Brook, which runs through the Rundlett Middle School property. Students will use professional equipment to analyze the samples and the data will be submitted to the World Water Monitoring Day database.
Students will also identify aquatic organisms found in local streams, including macroinvertebrates used by scientists as indicators of water quality. The students will determine the quality of the stream water based on the macroinvertebrates that are identified.
World Water Monitoring Day is October 18, which has been celebrated annually since 2003, with individuals and groups testing their local waters between September 18 and October 18 each year. For more information about World Water Monitoring Day, visit www.worldwatermonitoringday.com or call Alicia Carlson, at (603) 271-0698.