Every year WEN programs reach close to 3,000 student days, and this is thanks to YOU, our fabulous and dedicated team of volunteers. In 2012, over 100 volunteers contributed over 1,400 hours of time to support and further water education around western Montana, and this doesn’t count hours towards college internships! Wow! Thanks Missoula community, for all your incredible support.
WEN is lucky to have a awesome team of rocking volunteers, full of university students and community members alike. Volunteer tasks can include anything ranging from general office help and equipment TLC, to helping out in the field or classroom on our programs. No matter the season, there is always lots to do in the WEN world, so please contact us today! Every new volunteer must run through an orientation at the WEN office, followed by at least one training if you’re interested in field work. We hold 1-2 orientations every fall and spring, but if you miss these, we can often schedule a one-on-one quick version covering all the important details. Hope to hear from you!
If you’re interested in working with us in the field, we run School Stream Monitoring Program Trainings, Groundwater Trainings,a Stream Team training (our weekend volunteer monitoring program) and a variety of advanced trainings. Attendance of at least one training is required for participation in WEN field programs. Please see the schedule below and RSVP for a fall 2013 training today!
Stream Team Trainings and First Sampling: September 21st and 22nd
What: We’re kicking off the season with an overnight camping trip for fall training and our first sampling. Learn to use stream monitoring equipment and perform technical scientific sampling protocols. Travel with Stream Team this fall to rivers around western Montana. No previous experience necessary!
Where: Meet at the Watershed Education Network office- 315 S. 4th St. East at 9am, then travel to Lolo Creek
When: Saturday, Sept. 21st (all day) and overnight through Sunday, Sept. 22nd (back by mid-afternoon)
Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8152782191
School Stream Monitoring Trainings: September 15th, 18th, and 19th
What: Join WEN staff and volunteers at the creek to learn the ins and outs of Stream Monitoring! In the process, you’ll get trained up to join us this fall field season for our School Stream Monitoring Education Program in schools around western Montana. Attendees will learn about monitoring chemical, biological and physical parameters of river health, as well as learn WEN’s format for teaching our field-based programs. Come join us for a great afternoon at the creek! Don’t forget extra socks, warm layers and a rain jacket. Snacks will be provided.
Where: Greenough Park Pavilion
When: Sunday Sept 15, 3-6pm; OR
Wednesday, Sept 18, 4:30-7:30 pm OR
Thursday, Sept 19, 4:30-7:30 pm
Sign up for a training today!
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Thank you to our Spring 2013 Interns and Volunteers!
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