Course: Environmental Monitoring of Aquatic Ecosystems

Course: Environmental Monitoring of Aquatic Ecosystems

Environmental Monitoring of Aquatic Ecosystems

If your land has been impacted by the Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Project and you are interested in learning more about the environment, Peguis First Nation along with the Line 3 Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee and AAE Tech Services Inc. will be putting on a 4-day course focused on providing First Nation Community members with the essential skills and knowledge required to conduct environmental assessments and monitoring of aquatic ecosystems.

The course includes both classroom theory and in-field training and will ensure, upon successful completion, that participants are well-equipped to conduct aquatic monitoring and assessments of construction sites in or near water.

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Course Content/Outline

Understanding general principles of ecology in both flowing (lotic) and non-flowing (lentic) aquatic ecosystems is important when designing the methods and choosing the equipment that are appropriate for specific monitoring programs. Classroom instruction will cover such topics as:

  • Water cycles and transport of water through the environment
  • Trophic (food web) theory
  • Interactions between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems
  • Aquatic habitat structure, function and classification
  • Lotic vs. lentic systems

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Course Schedule – 2021

  • Winnipeg – March 1-4
  • Portage La Prairie – March 8-11
  • Brandon– March 15-18

Note: if we are unable to have the course in person due to COVID restrictions, the course will be offered via virtual webinar during the same time slots identified above.

Registration is open now so please contact:

Mike Sutherland by phone (204) 806-5712 or email

Barb Hobson by phone (204) 526-0292 or (204) 836-2101 or email

Heather McCorrister by phone (204)891-5237 or email

to register.

Please note, as availability is limited to one member from each of the following communities, get your name in as soon as possible to hold a spot. For more information, please contact _____ by _phone _____ or email _________.