Wet Lab

Water Quality Monitoring Network at the LMC Wet Lab

Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Water Quality Monitoring Program integrates state-of-the-art research techniques and equipment with hands-on, inquiry based science for researchers, public users, teachers, and students locally, nationally and internationally.

Our next public workshop is on Saturday, November 5th, from 2:00pm – 4:00pm at LMC. Please e-mail water@marinelife.org with any questions, or to RSVP!

Beaker_iconA hub for visiting researchers, the wet lab facilitates collaboration among users, steps away from the Atlantic Ocean. Interaction among scientists, students, and public users not only enhances the lab’s research and education capabilities, but also helps spread LMC’s message of conservation throughout the region.

Citizen Science
• Community members check-out water quality test kits from LMC.
• Users report their data to LMC, who then uploads it to an online database.
• Field Trips allow community members to join LMC staff at various sites throughout the county to use high-tech equipment
and learn about the health of local water bodies.

School Program Water_quality_test
• Teachers check-out free classroom kits full of water quality test kits
and supplies to teach lessons in their own classroom.
• Students report their data to LMC, where it is uploaded to an online database.
• All curricula adhere to Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for grades 3-5 and 6-8.
• LMC hosts educator workshops on water quality and marine science.

BOB (Basic Observation Buoy)
• BOB is a floating platform with capacity to carry a suite of environmental sensors; the BOB project involves student-designed, built and deployed buoys that host data collection, storage, and transmission capabilities.
• LMC hosts educator workshops on BOB, water quality, and technology in the classroom, allowing students the opportunity to build and deploy BOB’s in their own classrooms.

Questions? Interested in being involved, or attending a workshop? E-mail: water@marinelife.org.