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Hybrid Workshop: Building an EnviroDIY Monitoring Station

April 27 April 28

Please note: This is a hybrid virtual/in-person workshop. Participants must attend in person (outdoors) at Stroud Water Research Center for Day 2. See our COVID-19 protocols.

  • Dates and locations: Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (online via Zoom) and Thursday, April 28, 2022, 12–4 p.m. (in person, outdoors at Stroud Water Research Center, 970 Spencer Road, Avondale PA 19311). *Please reserve Day 2 rain dates: Tuesday, May 3 and Monday, May 9.
  • Audience: Individuals and groups who want guidance in building, programming, installing, and managing EnviroDIY Monitoring Stations. The workshop is limited to 25 participants. Maximum 4 participants per organization. Maximum 2 EnviroDIY Monitoring Station Kit purchases per organization.
  • Cost: $425* (attendance fee, per person). Attendees must purchase additional equipment separately (see Registration section below).

*If your organization is part of the Delaware River Watershed Initiative or you are participating on behalf of a Pennsylvania watershed organization you may qualify for financial assistance; contact David Bressler (dbressler@stroudcenter.org) for details.

This workshop will guide attendees through the process of building an EnviroDIY Monitoring Station. Attendees will leave the workshop with a functional monitoring station equipped with a Conductivity/Temperature/Depth (CTD) sensor and cellular data transmission to the Monitor My Watershed data portal. You must have a laptop computer and the ability to install software on your computer to participate in the workshop. Participants should be prepared to complete several tasks prior to and in preparation for the workshop such as registering for online accounts and software installation.  

Registration and Equipment Purchases

Workshop registrants must complete steps below by the dates listed.  Please read the additional deployment costs explained below.

By March 15, 2022:

  1. Register for the workshop. Maximum of 4 participants per organization.
  2. Pay the workshop fee ($425) (you can use the form to pay individually or you can increase the quantity field to pay for more than one participant). If you are uncertain if you qualify for a fee waiver, please contact David Bressler.
  3. Purchase your Hydros 21 CTD sensor (~$550) from METER Group (*only applicable to individual doing the purchasing).  Important details:
    1. When ordering, you must specify that you want the 3.5 mm stereo plug on the sensor cable.
    2. CTD sensor should be shipped to the person who will be programming the Mayfly Data Logger on Day 1 of the workshop.

By April 1, 2022:

  • Purchase your EnviroDIY Monitoring Station Kit ($475). Maximum 2 kits per group. Important details:
    • Shipping address should be for the person who will be programming the Mayfly Data Logger on Day 1 of the workshop.  We will ship the Mayfly Data Logger and associated parts to this person for use on Day 1 of the workshop.  The rest of the monitoring kit will be provided at the Stroud Center on Day 2 of the workshop. 

Additional Deployment Costs

Please note, there are additional costs to deploy your monitoring station after the workshop:

  • Up to $200 for station installation equipment and supplies (equipment/supply list provided at workshop).
  • About $5-10/month cellular data plan for the transmission of data to Monitor My Watershed online data portal.
  • We recommend reserving $500 or more for future parts and sensor replacement in the event of vandalism, accidents, and wear and tear.

Questions? Contact David Bressler (dbressler@stroudcenter.org).

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

  • Except for use of indoor restroom facilities, the program will take place entirely outdoors under our pavilion and at other outdoor locations that allow for physical distancing.
  • Face masks with proper fit (over the nose, chin, and cheeks) are REQUIRED when entering the building to use restroom facilities.
  • Face masks are currently OPTIONAL during outdoor activities.
  • All participants are asked to maintain 6 feet of physical distancing whenever possible.
  • Participants are asked not to attend the program if feeling any combination of atypical symptoms, including but not limited to fatigue, coughing, sore throat, fever, chills, etc.
  • Independent use of the campus, including unguided use of trails for hiking, is NOT permitted at this time.