URBAN wants to help you get into the field as soon as possible. Learn all about the plants and animals you’ll find in your local streams and wetlands. With a little knowledge, you can identify crucial species, giving us a better sense for how healthy our environment is doing.

Field Work Preparation

Start with Field Work Prep. Learn how to measure water quality, how to collect and identify invertebrates, and how to gather and interpret chlorophyll data.


For more in depth knowledge, read some of the research published by the team here at McMaster University.

Dig Deeper 

Still not enough? Then check out some of the unpublished work from McMaster students involved in URBAN, on water quality, nutrient loading, benthic invertebrates and more.