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.
Workshops are open to any individual or group with an interest in water quality and monitoring.
2016 Dates and Locations
All workshops start at 8:30 a.m., local time.
- Boise, ID: Saturday, April 30, Boise WaterShed, 11818 W. Joplin Road
- Sandpoint (Sagle), ID: Saturday, May 7, Waterlife Discovery Center, 1591 Lakeshore Drive, Sagle
- Moscow, ID: Saturday, June 11, PCEI Nature Center, 1040 Rodeo Drive
- Lewiston, ID: Saturday, June 18, Idaho Fish and Game Clearwater Regional Office, 3316 16th Street
- Driggs, ID: Tuesday, June 21, Friends of the Teton River Conference Room, 18 N Main Street, Suite 310
- Island Park, ID: Wednesday, June 22, TNC Flat Ranch on Henrys Lake, 4770 U.S. 20
- Salmon, ID: Friday, June 24, Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural and Educational Center, 200 Main Street
- McCall, ID: Saturday, July 16, Legion Hall, 216 E Park Street
- Specifically for your group (commitment of eight 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 certified as IDAH2O Master Water Stewards.
Certified 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (208) 292-1287 for more information.
Tailored workshops for any group of 10 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.