BECOME A SCIENTIST FOR A DAY
“SpringsWatch” (SW) is a monthly citizen science springs monitoring program that facilitates “hands-on” volunteer work while also contributing to springs research efforts in-house and other environmental agencies around the state. Currently, we have seven active SpringsWatch groups on the Silver, Ichetucknee, Rainbow, Santa Fe, Wakulla, Weeki Wachee, and Homosassa spring systems. During SpringsWatch sessions, volunteers and FSI staff collect data such as water quality field parameters (temperature, dissolved oxygen, and specific conductance), water surface stage readings, measurement of vertical light attenuation, measurement of horizontal Secchi depth visibility, photo station documentation of aquatic plants and wildlife, and observations of other wildlife and human uses. SpringsWatch is a great way to get out to the springs, learn, and volunteer!
WATER QUALITY PARAMETERS COLLECTED
Curious about the data collected by our SpringsWatch volunteers? Check out our SpringsWatch Dashboards! Each Dashboard includes a map of the SpringsWatch stations, summaries of the data collected by each SpringsWatch program, photos, and downloadable data.