Watershed Access Lab

Helpful Environmental Links

Helpful Environmental Links

Society for Freshwater Science (SFS):


Formerly known as the North American Benthological Society, this educational resource link for SFS lists example labs and links to helpful teaching and educational resources in freshwater science. Most exercises and examples are designed for high school or undergraduate educational programs.

Water on the Web (WOW):


A national curriculum designed to help college and high school students understand and solve real-world environmental problems focused on water. The site contains curricula, data from lakes and rivers, online primers, data interpretation, and Geographic Information System Tools.

Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) Media Libraries:


This page on the SFS website provides links to videos and still images of a wide range of freshwater organisms that can be used in classrooms and outreach programs.

Valley City State University Macro-Invertebrate Lab: Digital Key to Aquatic Insects of North Dakota:


Digital key for freshwater macroinvertebrates for aquatic insects of North Dakota. The images and glossary are helpful no matter what region you are studying.

UMass Boston Aquatic Insects in Eastern Massachusetts: Electronic Field Guide


The Electronic Field Guide site for UMass Boston has several online keys to unique flora and fauna. First choose the Stream Invertebrate key in the drop down menu on the left of the screen and then choose either the Java for HTML version and try the key.

River Network: Online Resources


River Network has made some of their stream monitoring documents available on-line in eBook format for free downloading including Living Waters: A Benthic Macroinvertebrate Monitoring Manual by Geoff Dates and Jack Byrne.

Stroud Water Research Center: Education Resources


Stroud Water Research Center: Aquatic Macro Invertebrate Key


U.S. EPA Monitoring and Assessing Water Quality: Volunteer Monitoring