Tahoe is home to agencies and organizations conducting cutting-edge environmental work to protect and restore the Lake Tahoe Basin. But landing employment in this exciting field requires special skills.
As part of the Lake Tahoe Community College’s Environmental Technology and Sustainability degree program, the League to Save Lake Tahoe is excited to once again to offer a course titled Water Quality Monitoring of Streams and Lakes.
In this course, you can gain skills in field sampling methods, and learn how to use data to guide natural resource management decisions, all employing methods used in entry level environmental work at Tahoe agencies.
Water Quality Monitoring of Streams and Lakes | Spring 2018
Lake Tahoe Community College
Part of the Environmental Technology and Sustainability degree program
Classes run every Wednesday, from April 11 to June 27, 10 am – 12:50 pm
One Saturday field class on May 19 | 8 am – Noon
The League is happy to partner with LTCC to provide Tahoe community members educational opportunities needed to play a professional role in protecting Lake Tahoe. In this course, you will get hands-on experience with field sampling methods for streams and lakes that address a multitude of environmental challenges facing Lake Tahoe.
Students will practice these methods while monitoring Trout Creek and Lake Tahoe and then apply them as team leaders during a volunteer monitoring event with the community, Snapshot Day.
Students will develop a sampling and reporting program for an environmental issue of their choice that demonstrates skills learned during the class.
This course is taught by the League’s deputy director, Jesse Patterson. As the oldest and largest environmental nonprofit organization at Lake Tahoe, the League knows and appreciates that 21st century environmental protection requires a broad range of skills. In addition to the course material, course participants will have opportunities to meet and engage with the League’s staff of nonprofit professionals. .