Cranbrook Institute of Science offers Distance Learning programs on watershed topics to enrich classroom learning and field experience.
Learn about your watershed and the difference between point and non-point source pollution with this interactive presentation. Maps helps students understand their watershed and place within it. Through a hands-on activity, students discover how land use and individual actions can impact water quality.
Biological Monitoring of Rivers
Sampling and counting benthic macro-invertebrates is a common way to measure water quality in rivers and streams. The program presents the biology and identification of these fascinating aquatic creatures with photographs and samples. Students play an interactive game to assess water quality in a simulated river using real data.
Water Quality Monitoring Preparation
Prepare your students for a Water Quality Monitoring on Cranbrook’s Campus – Premium Program with a lesson on what to do and what to expect before visiting the Institute. We will review data entry sheets, physical characteristics of rivers, and benthic macro-invertebrate identification.