Saturday, June 25th. It was a very nice and sunny day and we were sampling along the Pesa torrent (Arno tributary). We had fun, and our citizen scientists were ready to start! After the training and the successful test passed (to start sampling), I have to thank the community of volunteers for support and for the enthusiasm shown! No rubbish was found on the river banks on that day, luckily. But we will keep monitoring and possibly include micro plastics, too. Stay tuned!
Cristina getting some water
Rossella and Giampiero getting the sample
Cristina, Cristina, Giampiero, Alberto, Marco and Rossella checking the turbidity of the water with the Secchi-tube
Rossella holding a nitrate testing tube, waiting for the results of the colorimetric analysis
Citizen-scientists training for FreshWater Watch – POSEIDOMM monitoring on June 8th, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa (Italy)@Sala della Giunta Comunale, h. 21.
POSEIDOMM celebrates World Oceans Day! Find our tonight’s event on http://www.worldoceansday.org
HEALTHY RIVERS, HEALTHY SEAS – CITIZEN SCIENTISTS TRAINING IN AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS MONITORING
Join the Movement! Starting June 8th, help the ocean by avoiding disposable plastic bags for at least one year. I made my commitment. Let’s see how good I’ll be doing!
Today is World Oceans Day, let’s make a commitment to the Oceans! Join the #WaveforChange and help fighting plastic pollution!
World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. This year’s theme is “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet” and individuals and organizations across the planet are taking action for prevention of plastic pollution in our ocean.
FreshWater Watch High School students training @ Liceo Linguistico Giovanni Pascoli, Florence (Italy).
The outreach part of POSEIDOMM project has started yesterday with the first high-school students in Italy joining the global community of FreshWater Watch citizen scientists! After a training at school and a training outdoor, here you go, ready to get samples! In the picture you can see the students of IV D/L (Liceo Linguistico G. Pascoli, Florence, Italy) and science teacher Prof. Bruna Figliomeni. The students will use the data collected for their science exam at the end of next school year (end of high school, 2017). We will tell you more in the next months…have a nice summer and nice sampling everyone!