Monitoring of Gowrie or any other creek within the region is a good hands-on exercise for students and provides relevance and value to their studies about catchments and water quality issues.
If your school is interested in, or has been measuring water quality along a local creek, you can:
- adopt sections of the creek to remove weeds and rubbish.
- participate in bio-monitoring of macro-invertebrates and water quality.
- post data on the World Water Monitoring Day website.
- celebrate achievements made along your local creek through the World Water Monitoring Day activities and awards
- hire water quality monitoring equipment from the Landcare Discovery Centre (QMDC) at the corner of Campbell and Bellevue streets, Toowoomba, phone 46 376 200.
There are two kits available from the Landcare Discovery Centre (QMDC) for water related activities. They are:
1. Water quality testing kits which includes a:
- pole and sample jar
- other equipment to test for:
- electrical conductivity
- dissolved oxygen
2. Macro-invertebrate sampling kits which include
- pole and nets
- sorting trays
- magnifying glasses
- ID books
To make a booking for one or both of these kits contact QMDC on 07 4637 6200.