Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments
Home | Environment | Student Watershed Watch
Student Watershed Watch

Thank you to all who participated in our 26th annual Student Watershed Summit!

>>Student Watershed Watch Summit program

Most Creative Presentation
Westside Montessori
Student Watershed Watch - West Montessori, Hill Ditch, 2015
Best Overall Presentation
Sylvania Northview High School
Student Watershed Watch - Sylvania Northview, 10-Mile Creek 2015
Most Informative Presentation
Navarre Elementary
Student Watershed Watch - Navarre Elementary 7th Grade, Maumee River 2015

Teacher Field Training 2015

2014 Map & Data

2014 Overall Best Presentation
West Side Montessori
Class of Mary Brandon

Check out their presentation

NBC 24 WNWO (Published 11.25.2014)
Volunteer Water Testers Seek Sources of Lake Erie Pollution




The Student Watershed Watch (SWW) helps our region’s 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.


Resource Materials
How to Obtain Cooordinates for a Testing Site

SWW Summit Presentation Criteria Revised 10.29.10 SWW Summit Judges Score Sheet Revised 10.29.10Curriculum Guide | Water Quality Testing for Secondary Schools [PDF 4.1 MB]Curriculum Guide | Water Quality Testing for Secondary Schools APPENDIX [PDF 2.0 MB]

UPDATED 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]

Highlights from previous years
Student Watershed Watch Summit Photos11.21.2013
SWW Testing Day Photos 10.17.2013

2013 Student Watershed Watch Summit
>>SWW Program
>>SWW Program Participation Summary

2013 Summit Winners

Best overall - Central Catholic
Most informative - Bowsher HS
Most Creative - Eastwood M.S.

Best Overall - Eastwood MS
Most informative - TECHS Paulette Cole's class
Most Creative - Eastwood MS

Check out the Eastwood Schools SWWS article

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

>>T-shirts through the years


300 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Suite 300 | Toledo, OH 43604 | Phone: 419.241.9155 | Fax: 419.241.9116
Copyright © Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments. All rights reserved.