Fall is always kind of bittersweet. Don’t get us wrong, we LOVE the changing foliage, chilly nights, cozy sweaters, and so on… but we also can’t help but miss summer almost as soon as it ends!
Now that we’re getting settled into the season, however, we have some time to reflect on our community’s accomplishments from the past several months. Additionally, we thought it would be a great time to share some of these highlights with you!
Below are just a few highlights from our community (and team members) since June. As you’ll see, some of these highlights are from social media, including our own platforms (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram). That reminds us… if you’re not already following us on social media, now would be a great time to do so! That way, you’ll never miss an update.
Highlights from June
Living Sky Adventures in Saskatchewan started offering water testing as part of their SUP tours!
We’re still not over how awesome their co-branded kit turned out. As you may or may not know, almost any of our kits can be customized for an additional fee. You can learn more by visiting our online store.
Some of our Lake Erie Guardians were interviewed by CTV News
Emily and a few of our other Lake Erie Guardians were interviewed by CTV News Windsor about the program. Importantly, we partnered with Canadian Freshwater Alliance for this project, and each of our organizations are so impressed with how hard the Guardians worked this summer. Check out this article by Chris Campbell to learn more about it!
Highlights from July
Our summer student, Erin, wrote some pretty fascinating blog posts
Erin’s blog posts were always a hit. Check out this one about wild boars, dugouts, and more!
We held our first in-person testing excursion of the season with South Nation Conservation Authority
This was our Education Coordinator Luke’s first ever in-person testing excursion. We’re happy to say it went swimmingly! He even wrote a blog post about the experience.
Highlights from August
Mario from Watersheds Canada did some sampling in the Quinte watershed
We went sampling with RBC’s Tech for Nature team
It was so fun to squeeze in this mini sampling excursion with the folks from RBC. We can’t wait to do it again sometime!
We announced our collaboration with DataStream
Through this collaboration, our testers will be able to share their data on Great Lakes DataStream. You can learn more about the collaboration here!
Highlights from September
We launched our Education Testkit
This testkit was designed by educators, for educators. Honestly, it might be our favourite testkit yet! Let us know what you think of it- we’re always looking to improve.
We were featured in an article in the Saskatoon StarPheonix
In this article, Michael Champion from Ducks Unlimited Canada- Saskatchewan highlights the potential of community-based water monitoring (CBWM). As he explains, CBWM truly has the potential to revolutionize the way water is looked after in Canada. We can’t thank Michael enough for shedding light on this.
Highlights from October
We were featured in The Narwhal
The Narwhal wrote an article about the amazing work that Skeena Knowledge Trust is doing out in British Columbia. Not only that, but they also talked to Kat about how Skeena is using our kits to do it!
Students from Kingsway College School investigated water quality on the Humber River
The caption says it all! Students from Kingway College School in Toronto got to learn about water science on the Humber River just a couple of weeks ago. We’re so glad they can use our new Co-branded kits as part of their educational activities!
Overall, it was a great summer for us here at Water Rangers. There are countless other updates that we wish we could share with you, but that might take forever! However, if you want to learn more, you can visit our social media platforms. We post lots of updates on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram– follow us so you never miss a beat!