Two-Day Workshop: Environmental Sensing Networks for Streams and Rivers
March 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until March 29, 2018
Wednesday & Thursday, March 28 & 29:
You are invited to participate in a two-day Do-it-Yourself Environmental Sensor Workshop hosted by the Renfrew Institute and instructed by the Stroud Water Research Center. The workshop is free but registration is required as it is limited to 20 participants.
The goal of the workshop is to introduce participants to open-source, Arduino-based real-time environmental monitoring systems that offer individuals, communities, and organizations a low-cost alternative for monitoring water quality, quantity, and climate.
Content covered during the workshop will include an overview of watershed and stream/river science; an introduction to Arduino-compatible hardware, software, programming and sensors; building, weatherproofing, deploying and maintaining a monitoring station for outdoor deployment; introduction to data visualization, management, analysis, and interpretation.
Participants will have the opportunity for hands-on experience with a variety of classroom and real-world sensors (e.g. temperature, stream stage, conductivity) and equipment. The workshop will be taught by the Stroud Water Research Center (https://stroudcenter.org/about/) whose goal is to advance knowledge and stewardship of freshwater systems through global research, education, and watershed restoration.
This workshop is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).