|NSCI 521 is an
interdisciplinary course that promotes watershed assessment as a tool in
environmental education and watershed stewardship. Educators are trained in the techniques and
tools necessary to conduct watershed studies with their students in their own
communities. The projects emphasize
hands on training techniques in water quality assessment using modern
computerized monitoring devices, macro-invertebrates as bio-indicators, and
Arcview GIS to determine river health.
Following their studies, students are asked to present their projects
at a one-day seminar at BSU to showcase their results and knowledge. This seminar is opened to not only the
other participants, but also to parents, school administration, community
leadership, local environmental groups, and the communities at large.