january, 2021

Stream Science Classes

Event Details

Stream Science at ANS

For 25 years, ANS has been teaching the natural history of aquatic ecology and training volunteer stream monitors who track the health of our region’s streams. Learn from the experts: study stream science in our introductory classes, and you just might be inspired to become a stream monitor yourself! Our advanced classes are perfect for those interested in deepening their knowledge about biological stream monitoring and are taught by instructor Cathy Wiss. Each class runs 45 – 70 minutes and includes extensive photos and videos collected by our own monitoring volunteers and staff, plus several carefully curated recommended videos from other sources.



Stream Science Introduction:

  • Healthy Stream Biology. An introduction to monitoring and non-insect macroinvertebrates

Advanced Macroinvertebrate Identification Series:

  • Caddisflies
  • Beetles
  • Megaloptera, Hemiptera, Lepidoptera
  • True Flies
  • Damselflies and Dragonflies
  • Mayflies
  • Stoneflies
  • Bonus review session included if you sign up for the full series


Registration required: click here to register online for self-paced classes.

Cost: each class $25 non-members / $15 ANS members / Free for anyone who has monitored with the ANS program in the last two years. 15% discount for entire class series ($170 non-members / $102 members, includes a bonus review session).

Contact cleanstreams@anshome.org for more information.

See the full list of classes on our Water Quality Monitoring Page.


Year Around Event (2021)