Be a Water-Quality Scientist for a Day

Watershed Watch participants testing water quality
September 18, 2019

Interested in being a water-quality scientist for a day? Join College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Science students Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon for the annual Watershed Watch. CWI is proud to be a sponsor for this one-day, water-quality monitoring, educational event which aims to raise awareness of citizens about the health of the lower Boise River watershed. 

During the Watershed Watch, individuals and groups will be assigned locations throughout the watershed from Lucky Peak to Parma. A knowledgeable trainer will lead the group in monitoring activities. Participants will get their feet wet using water testing kits and searching for water bugs that call the Boise River their home.

CWI students, faculty, and alumni have volunteered to help monitor water quality in the Boise River for the past several years. This year, Chemistry faculty, Rebecca Flock, and Biology student, Zack Szymczycha, will be co-leading a site at Martin's landing in Parma, where the Boise River meets the Snake River. Biology Club Vice-President, Mia Cinello-Smith, along with club members plan to meet at Ann Morrison Park in Boise. 

All ages are welcome, and no experience is needed to participate. Register to take part in this year’s Watershed Watch by Sept. 25. For questions, please call 208.608.7300.