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Florida Keys Water Watch

The University of Florida IFAS Monroe County Extension developed Florida Keys Water Watch, a community-based volunteer water quality monitoring program to promote awareness of the importance of water quality, reduce nonpoint source pollution, and involve students and citizens to monitor coastal habitats from man-made canals to bays to beaches. Florida Keys Water Watch teaches volunteers to test a site of their choice for dissolved oxygen, pH, salinity and temperature after attending a 4-hour workshop.

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Geographic Scope: Florida

Project Status: Active - recruiting volunteers

Participation Tasks: Data entry, Identification, Learning, Measurement, Observation, Sample analysis, Site selection and/or description, Specimen/sample collection,

Start Date: 2014-10-17

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Fields of Science: Chemistry, Ecology and environment, Nature and outdoors, Ocean/water and marine

Intended Outcomes: Civic and community, Individual learning,