Stream Sampling Resource

​WATER QUALITY TEST KITS

Water quality sample kits are available for loan from Kitsap County.  The kit tests for pH, temperature, and dissolved oxygen. 

The kit includes:
• Thermometer
• Wide Range pH Test (test tube, test tabs, color chart)
• pH Scale
• Dissolved Oxygen Test (vial, test tabs, color chart)
• A worksheet explaining the tests and the results is available

 

STREAM BUG SAMPLING KIT

This educational kit will help your class discover what little critters live in your local streams.

• Vials of stream bug specimens
• Sieve to collect live bugs (if desired)
• White tub for water and live bug samples.
• Set of 10-15 microscopes to view live bug samples.
• Dichotomous Key
• Stream Insects of the Pacific Northwest Reference Guide.

 

HEALTHY BUGS = HEALTHY STREAMS

A resource booklet that explains how stream bugs tell us about the water quality of a stream. Includes an interpretation of Kitsap County's stream bug sampling results.


PERVIOUS PAVEMENT SAMPLE

Show your students a magic trick! Water soaks through this asphalt material used to make roads. The secret: It is pervious asphalt and is designed to allows water to soak into the ground.  Various types of pervious pavement have been installed in locations around Kitsap County. 

 

To borrow any of these items, contact Pat Kirschbaum:
pkirschbaum@co.kitsap.wa.us
360.337.5777