Canada’s heritage was shaped by wilderness, but most people don’t actively notice it in the bustle of everyday modern life. Through this testkit program, we are teaching new and existing water stewards about water quality and then they will go out and be in nature. By visiting these same spots monthly, they will begin to appreciate […]
Testing pH teststrips!
“It looks like a science lab in here!” Ollie noted, but he didn’t seem surprised. We’ve devoted a whole testkit area in our house and the shelves are already stuffed with my ‘tests’; we both know the madness has only just begun. I had pulled out every type of pH strip I had purchased and they […]
Filtering the map, Regions, Gamification and data downloads!
This has been a busy year for Water Rangers, and thanks to our friends, Mobile Baykeeper, we received funding from the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program in order to create features to make Water Rangers more useful for groups in coastal Alabama. Thank you so much Mobile Bay Estuary Program! We have been able to do […]
Thank you, Ontario Trillium Foundation!
Because of Ontario Trillium Foundation, we were able to improve our app, conduct user testing and grow our platform over the past 6 months. Without Ontario Trillium Foundation, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Last night, we celebrated our 1st birthday alongside thanking OTF for their support. We created this report to celebrate our successes: […]
Thank you, Ocean Explorers!
This summer, as part of Ottawa Wavemakers (sponsored by Hub Ottawa and WWFCanada) we ran a program to send Ottawa residents to test oceans on their holidays. It was such a great success, and we were overwhelmed by how many people wanted to test the waters. Because of this program, we were able to try out […]
Introducing…. Issue reporting!
Well, we have had a busy summer, both with excursions but also with new features. We have just released our newest big feature: issue reporting. What it does is create a timeline for incidents that may happen around the waterways. It will be particularly useful for the RVCA Algae Watch to show the length of time that […]
Do you want to work with us this summer?
Water Rangers (https://waterrangers.ca) is a non-profit organisation based in Ottawa that is developing a user friendly platform for members of the public to collect observations for rivers, lakes, and streams. Water Rangers’ web app allows users to explore, contribute, analyse and then act on the water data being collected so that more people can get […]
Join us for our official launch with Ottawa Riverkeeper!
Ottawa Riverkeeper launches citizen science web app Sharing data, empowering river stewards Join Ottawa Riverkeeper (Sentinelle de la rivière des Outaouais) and award-winning hackers on the shores of the Ottawa River for the official launch of the new Water Rangers web app. Armed with a mobile phone and a water quality test kit, citizen scientists […]
Cold feet down deep?
For many Canadians, enjoying the cool waters of a freshwater lake represents the perfect way to escape the summer heat. The same is also true of many aquatic organisms, thanks to the temperature layering (known as the thermocline) which can be found in many temperate lake ecosystems! Is your lake also solar heated? Heated directly […]
Water Rangers and Brila explore Brewery Creek!
Earlier this month, Water Rangers members met up with middle school students from the Brila applied philosophy workshop for a tour of Brewery Creek in Hull. The workshop is offered each year at the University of Ottawa so that middle school students can get to experience what post-secondary education is like. All of our participants learned about […]