September 18 (or the third Saturday in September) is EarthEcho Water Challenge (formerly World Water Monitoring Day) and one of the inspirations for 365 Holidays a Year. The purpose of this blog is to disseminate information about educational opportunities around the globe.
World Water Monitoring Day was started in 2004 by America’s Clean Water Foundation. They provided kits to test local waters for temperature, acidity, clarity, and oxygen content and post data to the Water Monitoring website.
By 2018, it was combined with and morphed into the EarthEcho Water Challenge, with the same premise. You can purchase a kit and post the information to a global website. According to watermonitor.org 1,644,348 participants in 146 countries monitor 79,572 bodies of water.
In the US, the kit costs $13.50 plus $11.45 for shipping, which I think is expensive. But it contains material for 50 rounds of testing. However, the kits are made to be sold to individuals. A resourceful science teacher should be able to create their own hardware and use just one test kit for a classroom.
Free kits are available and your organization can sponsor kits.
Disclaimer: The information on this website is accurate to the best of my knowledge at the time of writing. I make no guarantee as to its accuracy. Its purpose is to inform, educate, amuse, and raise awareness about causes and opportunities around the globe. I also encourage civil debate in the comments.