The University of Waterloo will host a Ontario Benthos Biomonitoring Network training course in Huntsville, Ontario at the Waterloo Summit Centre for the Environment on June 18-20, 2013.
The Ontario Benthos Biomonitoring Network (OBBN), which is coordinated by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority, is an aquatic macroinvertebrate biomonitoring network for Ontario's lakes, streams and wetlands.
Each course will cover biomonitoring theory, sampling methods, benthic-invertebrate identification, and bioassessment calculations. The training is recommended for anyone interested in using benthic macroinvertebrates to monitor streams or lakes using provincially standardized protocols. Participants demonstrating proficiency will be certified as OBBN members.
The course will be held by OBBN-certified trainers over three consecutive days, and will include a fieldwork component.
Registration fees are $275 for Conservation Authority Personnel and $350 for all others.
Overnight accommodation is available at the Waterloo Summit Centre for the Environment for course session participants. All meals will be the responsibility of the participants. Space is limited.
Advance registration is required.
For more information contact Robin Brushey, Events Manager via e-mail or phone at 705-571-0259
87 Forbes Hill Drive
Huntsville, ON P1H 0B6