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Poteau Blue Thumb Volunteer Training

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Poteau High School

100 Pirate Lane

Poteau, OK 74953

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Blue Thumb is having a training for new volunteers from 8:30am to 4:30pm on Saturday and Sunday, August 28 and 29, 2021.

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Blue Thumb is having a training for new volunteers from 8:30am to 4:30pm on Saturday, August 28, 2021 and 8:30am to 4:30pm on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at the Poteau High School at 100 Pirate Lane in Poteau, OK.

The first day of training will include an introduction to the Blue Thumb program and an overview of various ways you can participate as a Blue Thumb volunteer, with a focus on volunteer education opportunities. You will also get to learn about water quality, watersheds, nonpoint source pollution and other topics through a series of educational activities which you can then use to educate members of your own community. Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) will be included and all participants will recieve at WET activity guide at the end of the day. The day will also include a visit to a local creek to discuss the creek's ecology and biology, including getting into the water and looking for bugs and fish.

The second day of training will cover all of the monthly chemical tests conducted by volunteers at their local creek or stream. We will also discuss the test resuls, what they mean and what they reveal about water quality and nonpoint source pollution. The day will include visiting a local creek to perform all of the required stream-side testing procedures and then returning to the indoor location to perform the chemical tests volunteers conduct every month. This monitoring training is mandatory before you can begin to monitor your creek.

All volunteers who have been trained in the past but would like a refresher course on their chemical tests are also welcome and encouraged to attend. Please email bluethumb@conservation.ok.gov if you have any questions or would to attend this day's training.

*Refunds will be available until August 21*

**If you miss the sign up, and would still like to participate, tickets will be available for an extra $10.00 charge until August 25 with no refund**

 

FAQs

 

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is free! There will be a short trip to a local creek, but carpooling is encouraged!

 

What can I bring into the event?

Please bring a lunch, shoes and clothes that can get wet and dirty, and a change of dry clothes and shoes. Waders can be borrowed if you would like to do so.

 

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email bluethumb@conservation.ok.gov

 

What's the refund policy?

Full refunds will be offered until August 21.

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Poteau High School

100 Pirate Lane

Poteau, OK 74953

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Refund policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Organizer Blue Thumb

Organizer of Poteau Blue Thumb Volunteer Training

The Blue Thumb Program is the education arm of the Oklahoma Conservation Commission's Water Quality Division. Blue Thumb is a statewide citizen science effort focused on training volunteers to share their knowledge of water quality with others, with the goal of stream protection through education. Blue Thumb aims to inspire and empower people across the state to use education and monitoring to protect water in their region from nonpoint source pollution.

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