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Maryland Streams – Teaching Resources

Stream Study Equipment

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Nets

Seine nets

D-frame aquatic dip nets:

More streamside equipment:

Macroinvertebrate identification

  • A Guide to Freshwater Invertebrates of North America. Voshell,Jr., J. Reese. McDonald & Woodward Publishing Co. Blacksburg, VA. 2002. ISBN 0-939923-87-4.
  • Flash Cards of Common Freshwater Invertebrates of North America. Voshell,Jr., J. Reese. McDonald & Woodward Publishing Co. Blacksburg, VA. 2009. ISBN 0-939923-26-2.

Sieve or wash buckets

Insect Viewers

Roll-up Table

Make your own Equipment

Water Quality Test Kits


LaMotte Environmental Science Education Products www.lamotte.com

    • DO – Winkler kit
    • pH – Octa-Slide 2 Comparator
    • Phosphates – Octa-Slide 2 Comparator
    • Nitrates – Octa-Slide 2 Comparator
    • Turbidity – Turbidimetric, or Secchi Disk
    • Salinity – Direct Reading Titrator
    • Multi-parameter – Water Quality Test Kit, or GREEN Low Cost Kit


Hach www.hach.com/

    • DO – Kit
    • pH – Kit, Color Cube, or test strips
    • Phosphates – Kit or test strips
    • Nitrates – Kit, Color Cube, or test strips
    • Chloride – QuanTab® Test Strips 30-600 mg/L
    • Multi-parameter Stream Survey Test Kit


Chemetrics Water Testing Kits www.chemetrics.com

    • DO – Vacu-vials, or CHEMets Kit K-7512
    • pH – pH meter
    • Phosphates – Kit, or Kit K-8510
    • Nitrates – CHEMets Kit
    • Turbidity – Meter
    • Conductivity – TDS Meter
    • Chloride – Chloride Titrets Kit 250-2500 ppm (#K-2051)


PASCO Scientific www.pasco.com

    • Phosphates – Snap Vial
    • Nitrates – Snap Vial


Forestry Suppliers www.forestry-suppliers.com

    • DO – CHEMets kit
    • Phosphates – CHEMets kit
    • Nitrates – CHEMets kit
    • Conductivity – Conductivity/ TDS/ Salinity Meter
    • Temperature – 6” Enviro-Safe® “Easy Read” Armor Case Thermometers
    • Multi-parameter – F.I.E.L.D. Kit®, or YSI Photometer


Wards Science https://wardsci.com/

    • Salinity – Salinity Hydrometer
    • Multi-parameter – Stream Ecology Test Kit


Acorn Naturalists www.acornnaturalists.com

    • Multi-parameter – Global Rivers - Introductory Water Quality Monitoring Kit, or Comprehensive Water Quality Monitoring Kit P489C0


Ben Meadows www.benmeadows.com

    • Transparency – transparency tube


Vernier www.vernier.com