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[IDEM] Macroinvertebrate Workshop
Start Date: 11/6/2013Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Date: 11/6/2013End Time: 12:00 PM
Entry Description
This hands-on special topic workshop includes information about macroinvertebrates in Indiana as well as sampling and identification methods. Participants will improve their ability to identify macros by obtaining assistance from Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s (IDEM) biologists using lab techniques. 

The goal is to develop participant knowledge of macroinvertebrate ecology and identification skills.

Tentative Agenda

  • Overview of IDEM methodology
  • Information on Aquatic Life Use and biological criteria
  • Varieties of macroinvertebrates found in Indiana
  • Identification techniques
  • Support identifying your local sample to family level

This workshop is open to certified Riverwatch volunteer monitors. There is no cost to attend the workshop, but you need to pre-register by contacting Hoosier Riverwatch at or 317-308-3392. Please bring a macro sample from your local waterbody to identify in the lab.

Hoosier Riverwatch Website

Contact Information:
Name: Lisa Ritter-McMahan
Phone: (317) 308-3392
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  • Business & Agriculture
  • Agency Name
    Environmental Management, Indiana Department of

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