This module is all about how you can get involved. We'll take you through how the scientific process works, and then show you how you can become a citizen scientist with FreshWater Watch.
Activity: Think back on the role of water in your life. Consider how you use it in your daily routines. Where else does it feature in your life?
Did you play in the puddles, local pond or fountain as a child? Or in the bath?
Do you swim in the local pool or take part in other water sports?
Does your way to work take you past the local stream?
What important life events have taken place around water bodies?
Need some hints? Think about the importance of water for society and culture as a whole: how many songs do you know that use water as an inspiration? When you watch a movie, in which scenes is water important, when does it rain, and what does it evoke?
Activity: When you’ve come up with some ideas about why water is important to you, share them with us on our interactive map. For more inspiration, have a look at what your fellow FreshWater Watchers are saying below, by clicking on a point on the map.
You could also join our discussion forum about the value of connecting with nature.