NCSR: Aquatic Field and Lab I
This course is provided by the Northwest Center for Sustainable Resources and introduces students to aquatic field and laboratory methods. Students record data and observations field notebooks and journals. Laboratory activities include using laboratory balances, calibration and use of meters, and measuring dissolved oxygen, fecal coliform, biological oxygen demand, pH, turbidity, and other chemical and biological indicators in streams and water bodies. Using instruction in modern physical and chemical techniques and instrumentation, students will be able to collect, analyze and report water quality data with a high degree of precision and accuracy.
This 133-page document provides a course outline that includes a course description, course objectives, student assessment, topics, a detailed schedule, and notes for instructors. Also included are field notebooks and journals, ten labs and activities, and sample exams.