The training to become a certified Save Our Streams (SOS) monitor is one day long, approximately 7 hours. We also offer Creek Freaks trainings to gear up educators to teach their students about water quality monitoring. Creek Freaks trainings can be one or two days long.
We ask that the host who is scheduling the training provide the following:
- An indoor, classroom-style space where the morning portion of the training can be held. This will be an area to do PowerPoint presentations, as well as table or desk space for up to 25 attendees. The space should also have ample parking for up to 25 attendees.
- An accessible outdoor stream site that is on a flowing, wadable stream (ideally less than knee height). The stream should be on public, accessible land, or private land where landowner permission has been obtained.
- Assistance with the promotion of the training and recruitment of attendees. This will include the distribution of flyers, spreading the word via speaking at events, sending emails to partner groups, etc. in a timely fashion months before the scheduled training takes place. We require a minimum of 15 attendees to justify the costs associated with implementing a training. Promotion and planning associated with hosting a training may takes upwards of 10 hours of volunteer time.
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