This course is comprised of screen recordings or demonstrations of the various features of the 2022 Integrated Report and the 2022 Integrated Report Viewer. 

This course is comprised of screen recordings or demonstrations of the various features of the 2024 Integrated Report Demonstration. 

This course consists of several screen recordings using eMapPA to look up the protected use of a stream.  In addition,  eMapPA is used to look up whether or not a stream has attained its protected use or if the stream has has been impaired.

Introductory Course for new staff.  The course covers three main components of the WQS program.  After this course leaner will be able to, in general terms, describe the three main components of DEP’s Water Quality Standards (WQS).  Name some categories and examples of protected water uses. Find WQS in Chapter 93 and look up protected use by using several references and DEP GIS Tools.

A demonstration video on how to use the PA DEP macroinvertebrate taxa viewer and access water quality and macroinvertebrate and other data across PA. Macroinvertebrates are used throughout the world as indicators of water quality. Macroinvertebrate community assessments are efficient and powerful because they offer the ability to assess short-term and long-term, cumulative effects of many ecosystem stressors, including both chemical and physical factors. To address the complexities of different types of streams and the macroinvertebrate communities that may prefer certain physical or chemical features, DEP has created three unique macroinvertebrate collection methods.
This is a six part video series, courtesy of the Jefferson County Conservation District, which features tutorials on how environmental professionals can access important environmental data. 

During the summer of 2023, this training series was directed at conservation district watershed specialists. Over the course of two training sessions (broken into four parts for CWA – 1A,1B, 2A, 2B), Dr. Barry Evans from Drexel University provided instruction on the use of the Model My Watershed pollutant modeling tool. These particular training sessions were held for watershed specialists in the eastern counties of Pennsylvania. 

Speakers - Julie Vastine, Olivia Spildooren, and Shante Toledo, Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring, Dickinson College: Developing a community science project can be an effective means of collecting data and reaching diverse audiences while providing education on how to use science to understand the world. It is also an opportunity to engage local communities and volunteers in collecting data that can lead to results in understanding, protecting, and restoring local environments. Prior to developing a community-based data collection program, it is essential to think through the scientific process and the steps necessary to create a program where the data collected match your monitoring objectives. The study design process facilitates the essential decisions that need to be made. This 60-minute session will explore the fundamental building blocks for building a strong community science program.