World Water Monitoring Challenge

The World Water Monitoring Challenge activity is offered to 5th graders.


PACD staff leads local field studies each year in recognition of World Water Monitoring Challenge. Students participate by collecting scientific water quality data in the Popo Agie and Little Wind River watersheds. Students use test kits to collect samples and then test for pH, dissolved oxygen, water temperature, and turbidity. They also collect and identify aquatic macroinvertebrates. The student’s data is included in an internet database. Several sites in the area now have years of water quality data!

Over 250 students participate annually.