Want to take your volunteering with Huron River Watershed Council to the next level? Become a sample collector for our next River Roundup, if you’re already a collector take it to the next level sign up for Leadership Training.
Our trained volunteer leaders and collectors are what make our River Roundups great! If you have already experienced a River Roundup, you should consider training to be a team Leader/Collector. The training consists of three parts:
Leader Training: The first hour we will discuss the river system, hydrology, and general HRWC information.
Bug Show: Learn about all the bugs… where they live, what they eat and how healthy the ecosystem is depending on what insects we find.
Collector Training: We will carpool to a nearby site and practice collection techniques in the stream to thoroughly search for bugs in all kinds of habitats.
[Qualifications: You only need to have experienced a Roundup or Stonefly Search before becoming a Leader/Collector. Teachers who want to learn collecting techniques for classroom use are welcome to join us with permission from Jason: email firstname.lastname@example.org.]
Our first under 16 tournament for boys, hosted in August 2015, was successful and will again be hosted in August of 2018. Similar format as to the one hosted in 2015 over a three-day period; 16 teams.
This year's tournament is all about exposing young girls talent, leadership skills, how to be a role model and to adhere to discipline, determination and dedication. Come and join us in preparing for the tournament, training sessions, fundraising and much more!
Come and join us for a festival on our agriculture and skills training center in Togo, located just over an hour’s drive from Lomé. Some of the activities you will undertake include: crop growing, animal care, teaching, shopping, food, fun and games.
Get involved in educating local communities and promoting sustainable organic farming. Every year we welcome volunteers, students and working professionals looking for short term and long term volunteering abroad visits.
Join a group of volunteers and help find out what kinds of bugs are in the Huron River! At ID day we separate bugs into groups that look-alike and then an expert will help you identify them. Once bugs are identified you can record the data and compare the results to previous years. Identifying insects from the water ways can help us figure out what the water quality is within different sections of the Huron River Watershed. Identification usually takes about two hours. Everyone is welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult.
Visit http://www.hrwc.org/volunteer/id-day/ to register for this event!
Real science that’s fun for all ages!
Join a small team of your friends, family and other interesting volunteers. Collect samples of bugs and other creatures that live in our streams. These insects tell us how healthy the river system is, where the healthier areas are, and where we need to focus our restoration efforts.
Volunteers meet in Ann Arbor* and then trained volunteer leaders take you to two stream sites. At these sites you help search through stones, leaves, and sediment to find the insects in their homes. Only trained volunteers go in the water. Dress to be in the field for a couple hours. You must register early to be assigned to a team.
Children are welcome to attend with an adult.
Join a small team of your friends, family, and other interesting volunteers in collecting samples of bugs and other creatures! These insects help us determine how healthy the river system is and what areas we need to focus our restoration efforts more. Volunteers will go out with trained leaders to two different stream sites. At these sites you’ll have to opportunity to search through stones, leaves, and sediment to find insects. Make sure you dress to be in the field and be out for a couple of hours. Remember to register early for this event! Children are welcome, but must be attended by an adult!
Visit http://www.hrwc.org/volunteer/roundup/ to register for this event!
Come join a group of volunteers and experts to search for stoneflies! You will be guided through a stretch of stream or river in search of these little guys. Experienced researchers will educate you on how we determine the health of the stream or river you are visiting. Stoneflies live only in good quality streams and rivers, so this will help tell us about the problems in the water. Adults and children welcome, but each child must be accompanied by an adult. The event is about 4 hours long and approximately half of that is spent indoors. So make sure to bundle up and prepare for a fun field day!