Water Quality Testing Kit

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Water Quality Testing Kit

Rental Fee: $50*

This self-contained water quality testing kit includes everything you need to assess the physical and chemical parameters of your local body of water. The Connecticut River Watershed is part of the Silvio O. Conte Refuge, covering 7.2 million acres along the Connecticut River, which is home to 5000 species of mammals, reptiles, fish, plants, invertebrates, birds and amphibians. Students can experience being a scientist out in the field and investigate the health of the Connecticut River watershed while discovering the importance of preserving this waterbody for native species of plants and animals.

Provided by the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge.

The Water Quality Testing Kit includes:

  • 7 USGS 7.5 minute Topo Maps - Quechee, VT
  • Magnet (tool)
  • 2 Nitrates Test Strip Kits
  • 1 Laminated Shortnosed Sturgeon Fact Sheet
  • 1 Stop Watch
  • 2 Rusty Crayfish Information Cards
  • 3 Armor Case Pocket Thermometers
  • 1 Mussel Book
  • 7 Transparency Films
  • 3 Tennis Balls (1 with retrieval string)
  • 1 Laminate % Embeddedness Chart
  • 5 Plastic Dish Tubs
  • 1 Laminate Substrate Size Classification Graph
  • 1 CD with Worksheets and Graphics
  • 5 Plastic Spray Bottles
  • 1 Conte Connections Manual
  • 2 Wooden Stakes
  • 1 Metric Measuring Tape
  • 2 Water Chestnut Information Cards
  • 2 Safety Goggles
  • 1 Laminated Didimo Factsheet
  • 1 pH Test Strip Kit
  • 2 Laminated Puritan Tiger Beetle Fact Sheet
  • 1 Dissolved Oxygen Test Kit (100 tests)

The Water Quality Testing Kit is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards.

Reserve Kit

*This kit must be picked up and dropped off at the VINS Nature Center, unable to be shipped.