Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments


21st Annual
2010 Student Watershed Watch
held at
The University of Toledo on November 16, 2010

Student Watershed Watch Summit 11.16.10 photos

2010 Student Watershed Watch Program Statistics NEW


SWW Refill & Replacement Items Order Form* [MS excel]


-Supply Ordering Deadline - September 24th [EOD]
-Supply Pickup - October 6th
-Testing- October 13th
-Data Submission Deadline - November 10th
-Presentation Submission Deadline (cd/dvd) - November 12th
-Summit- November 16th

The Student Watershed Watch (SWW) helps our regionís young people to appreciate our streams, so they may grow to be wise stewards. Each year the SWW brings hundreds of students together from urban and rural school districts in the Maumee Area of Concern to learn about our local environment. Highlights of this two-part program includes water quality testing performed by Junior and Senior High School classes at local stream sites. Students test for temperature, turbity, dissolved oxygen, pH, and many other parameters using standardized test kits to determine the health of the water. Benthic samples are collected from the stream bottoms for analyzing macroinvertebrate communities. The program culminates at a Student Summit where student representatives from participating schools release and compare their results. Students also have an opporunity to network with their peers and local professionals during the poster and workshop sessions of the Summit. Information from previous years including participating schools, sampling sites, and results can be downloaded by contacting Matt Horvat.

Please call 419-241-9155 ext. 123 for more information on how your class can get involved or how you can contribute to this educational program.



Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments
The University of Toledo


SWW Summit Presentation Criteria Revised 10.29.10

SWW Summit Judges Score Sheet Revised 10.29.10

Curriculum Guide | Water Quality Testing for Secondary Schools [PDF 4.1 MB]

Curriculum Guide | Water Quality Testing for Secondary Schools APPENDIX [PDF 2.0 MB]

SWW Data Recording Form [MS Excel Form] | Click on link & then click "Save". Then another window will appear prompting you to save the excel file to your hard drive.

Dichotomous Key for Macroinvertebrates [PDF 2.3MB]

Additional Survey Data Sheets [PDF 2.9MB]

3M Petri Film Use Instructions [PDF 58KB]

3M Petri Film Interpretation Guide [PDF 1.2MB]

For More Information:
Matt Horvat,
Maumee River Coordinator
Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments
300 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
P.O. Box 9508 Toledo, Ohio
Phone: 419.241.9155 ext. 123
Fax: 419. 241.9116

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