Lunch with Amanda and Meriena -
Algae Assessment - and Stream Health
May 1, 2020
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Join us for an exciting lunch and learn about the algae in your creek. We will have a guest presentation by the algae experts from the Academy of Natural Sciences.
We'll be learning about the different types of algae in our creeks and what they tell us about the creek's health! The goal of this training is for you to better understand your creek and to recognize when the creek may be in poor condition.
'Visual Algae Assessment Webinar - What is algae and how do we assess it' This one hour webinar will be a tutorial on how to conduct the visual algae assessments for the Delaware River Watershed Initiative(DRWI). This tutorial aims to help citizens scientists develop an understanding of algae and its ecology as well as provide some insider tips on what to expect in the field. Presenting this webinar are Amanda Chan and Mariena Hurley, both scientists from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Amanda manages the logistics and training for the Academy's algae crews on the DRWI project. Mariena is an Academy phycologist with a research background on the relations between algal communities and water quality."
This presentation is in conjunction with .Delaware River Watershed Initiative, Citizen Science/Stream Keeper Training Program funded by William Penn Foundation, in partnership with Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Lower Merion Conservancy, Pennypack Ecological Trust, and Wissahickon Trails.