Water Quality Division
Blue Thumb Calendar
It is the nature of Oklahoma's Blue Thumb Program to be with people in the field! Of course by "in the field" we often mean in the creek! For details about when we are working in specific areas of the state, call Blue Thumb at 918-398-1804.
Blue Thumb Training for New Volunteers
Friday & Saturday, January 25 - 26, 2013
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (both days)
Oklahoma City University
Science and Math Building, Rm 201
2501 N. Blackwelder
OKC, OK 73106
Cost: FREE (lunch on your own)
For more information, contact Kim Shaw: 405-522-4738
|Blue Thumb Training for New Volunteers
Saturday & Sunday, March 9-10, 2013
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (both days)
Armory Municipal Building
101 N. Water Avenue
Tahlequah, OK 74464
For more information, contact Kim Shaw: 918-398-1804
What you need to know about Blue Thumb Trainings for New Volunteers:
- Volunteers must attend both days.
- There is no cost.
- Best age range is middle school through retirement.
- Training is a combination of indoors and outdoors.
- Trainings are held in various locations in OK.
- Trainings introduce participants to stream ecology. Presentations cover pollutants, watersheds, water chemistry,
monitoring, field collections, stewardship, environmental education, volunteer responsibilities, and more.
- Participants who complete the training sessions have the option of receiving a Blue Thumb test kit and working
with us to monitor a stream and/or educating local people about the stream.
- Trainings are often held on a Friday and Saturday, or Saturday and Sunday.
Volunteers and staff members come together on Coal Creek in Tulsa County to see what fish are enjoying a swim. Fish collection data can tell a powerful story about the condition of a stream!