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Volunteer Estuary Monitoring
This online method manual from EPA describes how to conduct estuary monitoring programs, with step-by-step guides for chemical, physical and biological sampling and data interpretation. Also describes how to plan and maintain a volunteer force, with tips on liability and financial issues, volunteer recruiting training and retention. Addresses quality assurance so that results have weight. Provides an overview of estuarine science, threats to estuaries and some solutions.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Field activity
    • Lab activity
    • Guide for instructor
  • Environmental science
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Chemical oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other use information is unknown. Please consult the resource directly for the latest information.
DLESE Catalog ID: BRIDGE-1278
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
National Estuary Program