Water Quality Monitoring at Toronto Harbourfront

This summer I volunteered with Swim Drink Fish and have been helping out with their water sampling team. The Swim Guide stores all of the data from the water sampling team  - and is an excellent resource for figuring out if your local beach is safe to swim. I take water samples for E.Coli, measure … Continue reading Water Quality Monitoring at Toronto Harbourfront

Tested! Citizen Science vs. Traditional Science

I recently spoiled myself by buying a water quality testing kit from Water Rangers. While I was working at UofT’s survey camp, teaching water and environmental science to civil engineering undergraduates, I had the opportunity to compare the Water Rangers kit to the YSI Probe, a conventional piece of equipment for any scientists working in … Continue reading Tested! Citizen Science vs. Traditional Science