Environmental - Texas Stream Team - Water Sampling Training

East Recreation Center – 1817 New York Avenue, Arlington TX 76010

Tuesday, May 14th

830am - 200 pm


The Texas Stream Team is a network of trained volunteers and supportive partners working together to understand and protect Texas waterways. Texas Stream Team is administered through a cooperative partnership between Texas State University, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Hundreds of Texas Stream Team volunteers collect water quality data on waterways throughout Texas. The City of Arlington is a Partner with the Texas Stream Team Program by supporting local volunteers who perform sampling in Arlington.

The only qualification is an interest in protecting Texas’ natural resources! Volunteers complete three phases of training using a test kit that measures physical and chemical parameters in water. Volunteers are asked to monitor their site(s) monthly at the same time of day each month, for a one-year commitment. Monitoring takes approximately one to two hours per month per site.

Visit The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment for more information about Texas Stream Team.


Standard/Probe Core Water Quality Citizen Scientist Training – (6 hrs. plus travel time) max 8 hrs.

Texas Stream Team Standard Core citizen scientists are certified by completing a three-phase training that measures the physical and chemical parameters of water mentioned above. Citizen scientists performing water quality are encouraged to monitor their site(s) monthly at the same time of day each month. Monitoring takes approximately one to two hours depending on the time spent traveling to the site.

Prerequisite:  Online Pre-Training Course (30 mins to 1 hour)

Requirements: We ask Citizen Scientists to make a commitment to monitor at least one site monthly for at least one year. Training space is limited, priority will be given to Arlington residents and committed monitors.

Participants of the Texas Stream Team Standard Core training must be at least 13 years of age. A guardian is required to be present with minors under 16 years of age. All minors that are participating in any Texas Stream Team event must provide a guardian signed waiver BEFORE the minor can participate.


  • Complete  Online Pre-Training Course
  • Complete waivers (legal guardian must sign documentation for minor(s))
  • Wear appropriate clothing for the outdoors and wet environments
  • Water Bottle
  • Packed Lunch

Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule

Date Start Time End Time
Saturday, August 24, 2024 8:30 AM 2:30 PM
Saturday, November 02, 2024 8:30 AM 2:30 PM