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JUNE 27 - JULY 1 TEACHERS WORKSHOP

ABOUT THE WATERSHED SCIENCE LAB

The Watershed Science Laboratory at Worcester State University serves to focus faculty, student, and community attention on watershed issues.  A watershed is an area of land that drains all of the rain and snow that falls within it to a single larger body of water such as a river, lake, or the ocean. Watersheds are a fundamental component of the geologic, hydrologic, ecologic, and cultural/industrial landscape and serve as a basic unit for addressing many regional scale management decisions related to complex, interdisciplinary environmental problems.

The Mission of the Watershed Science Laboratory is to:

  • Foster the environmental awareness of students and contribute to the training and preparation of students for professional careers and/or graduate studies in environmental fields by developing tools and resources for watershed focused environmental science education
  • Partner with community organizations to conduct regional stake-holder driven environmental research while also conducting basic research of global significance
  • Provide fieldwork and analytical laboratory services to university researchers, public agencies, and community organizations to support environmental research, management, and monitoring activities
  • Monitor, assess, and communicate trends in regional water quality and water availability
  • Serve as a clearinghouse for information, data, and resources related to watershed science


ADDRESS
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602

CONTACT
Email: tcook3@worcester.edu
Phone: (508) 929.8574