CHICAGO (Oct. 14, 2005) — Representatives of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 will join about 60 students from Riverside-Brookfield High School on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Brookfield Zoo to mark World Water Monitoring Day. Through hands-on activities such as testing the water in the zoo's Indian Lake, EPA and Integrated Lakes Management, water management consultants, will help the students learn about the importance of clean water to the environment and human health. Data collected will be submitted to the World Water Monitoring Day database. Activities will begin at 1 p.m. and finish at 2:30 p.m.
World Water Monitoring Day is an annual event that raises awareness of the need to protect water and the importance of water quality monitoring. Throughout the world, volunteers will be monitoring their local streams, rivers and lakes. For more information about volunteer monitoring go to www.epa.gov/owow/monitoring/volunteer/monitoringmonth.html. For more information about World Water Monitoring Day go to www.worldwatermonitoringday.org .