To become a certified IDAH2O Master Water Steward, you must attend an 8-hour workshop.
Workshops are daylong indoor and outdoor sessions that cover a wide variety of topics, such as starting a monitoring plan and how to network with local citizens interested in water quality. Contact Jim Ekins, Extension water educator, for more information: 208-292-1287; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshops are open to any individual or group with an interest in water quality and monitoring. The $40 workshop fee covers instructional expenses. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required, via University of Idaho Marketplace.
2017 Dates and Locations
All workshops start at 8:30 a.m., local time.
- Coeur d’Alene, ID: Saturday, May 6, U-Idaho Harbor Center, 1031 N Academic Way
- Sandpoint/Sagle, ID: Saturday May 13, WaterLife Discovery Center, 1591 Lakeshore Drive, Sagle
- Moscow, ID: Saturday, June 10, PCEI Nature Center, 1040 Rodeo Drive
- Driggs, ID: Tuesday, June 13, Friends of the Teton River Conference Room, 18 N Main St., Suite #310
- Lewiston, ID: Saturday, June 17, Idaho Fish and Game Clearwater Regional Office and Visitor Center, 3316 16th St.
- Council, ID: Friday, June 23, Council Ranger District conference room, 2092 Highway 95
- Cascade, ID: Saturday, June 24, Valley County Emergency Operations Center Classroom, County Building, 219 N Main St
- Specifically for your group (commitment of twelve participants or more)
Workshops focus on topics like:
- Watershed investigations
- Why and how monitoring works
- Water safety
- Hands-on field experience
- Other related water quality topics
Upon completion of a workshop, all participants will be IDAH2O Master Water Stewards.
Master Water Stewards who commit to regular monitoring and register a monitoring location on a stream (or lake/pond) are either assigned a complete water quality monitoring kit for use while actively monitoring or access to one of several Lending Library kits housed in Coeur d’Alene, Driggs, Island Park area, Moscow and Boise.
Professional Development Credits
Professional development credits are available for K-12 educators.
Additional workshops may be available for certified IDAH2O Master Water Stewards who wish to continue developing their monitoring skills.
Please contact Jim Ekins, IDAH2O coordinator, at email@example.com or 208-292-1287 for more information.
Tailored workshops for any group of 12 or more people can be arranged almost any time of year.
IDAH2O can also be taught directly to high school classes that commit to regular stream monitoring.