Webinars & Other Courses – Water Pollution

Webinars & Other Courses

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Environmental Consequences

Improvement Strategies

Sources of Water Pollution

Water Pollution Concepts

Watershed Fundamentals


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Environmental Workshops


Health Effects Associated with Harmful Algal Blooms and Algal Toxins

"Cyanobacteria HABs (CyHABs or CyanoHABs) typically occur in nutrient rich, warm surface water bodies and can produce potent toxins. Occurrence of CyHABs is increasing globally, and blooms are accompanied by sporadic reports of human and animal illnesses and deaths. This webinar will summarize the state of the science and describe how a One Health approach to CyHABs can inform human health risks."

Run time: 52 minutes

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Wisconsin Nonpoint Source Pollution Abatement Program

"This presentation discusses the history and the basics of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Nonpoint Source Abatement Program."

Run time: 11 minutes

Source: Wisconsin Land+Water

Other Courses

Guide to Effective Outreach in Your Watershed

"[Nonpoint source pollution] is generated by all of us, a product of millions of actions that we take each day, including activities such as applying pesticides, washing our cars, or walking our pets. However, by becoming more aware of the effect of our actions on our rivers, streams, lakes, bays and seashores, we can all develop more water-friendly habits and practices that will enable us to protect and restore the quality of these waters."

Source: EPA's Watershed Academy

Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy

"Environmental law may be the one institution standing between us and planetary exhaustion. It is also an institution that needs to be reconciled with human liberty and economic aspirations. This course considers these issues and provides a tour though existing legal regimes governing pollution, water law, endangered species, toxic substances, environmental impact analyses, and environmental risk."

Source: UNC-CH / Coursera

Science Literacy

"Science Literacy will teach you about the process of science, how to think critically, how to differentiate science from pseudoscience, how indigenous wisdom can inform science, how to understand and design a scientific study, and how to critically evaluate scientific communication in the media."

Source: University of Alberta / Coursera

Watershed Modeling

"This module has three main purposes. It should help you to: (1) Understand when and how modeling can contribute to watershed assessment. (2) Learn approaches and tools that are useful for watershed modeling. Note that the requirements of watershed assessment can necessitate different tools and approaches from a traditional point source modeling problem. (3) Understand the considerations in choosing models for watershed assessments."

Source: EPA's Watershed Academy


Learning to ID aquatic macroinvertebrates (Photo by Kimberly Cooke)

Environmental Workshops

Pontchartrain Conservancy offers workshops covering a wide variety of environmental topics. Microplastics workshops include:

  • Aquatic Macroinvertebrates: Using Biotic Factors to Determine the Health of Local
  • Point and Nonpoint Source Pollution: Tracking Pollution to its Source
  • Algal Blooms
  • Watersheds: Connecting Our Nation's Waterways
  • Water Quality: Using Fieldwork to Solve Local Water Quality Mysteries

If you are interested in booking or attending an environmental workshop, complete this form or email us at education@scienceforourcoast.org.

Dauphin Island Sea Lab*

"Discovery Hall Programs (DHP) provides professional development opportunities for teachers and informal educators through single day and multi-day workshops.

Workshops include experiences outside in the field, presentations, and discussions with research faculty, and time to explore relevant lesson plans and activities to take back to the classroom."

Source: Dauphin Island Sea Lab

*Workshops take place outside of Louisiana

Teachers on the Estuary*

"A Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) workshop is a research and field-based training program held at various research reserve sites. TOTE workshops offer a minimum of 15 contact hours, giving teachers the opportunity to:

  • Explore coastal habitats and conduct field investigations;
  • Interact with local scientists and experienced coastal educators;
  • Integrate local and national monitoring data into the classroom; and
  • Learn hands-on field activities highlighting our various Estuary Education Resources"

Source: Estuary Education, NOAA

*Workshops take place outside of Louisiana