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Practical Microscope Use Training

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Water is a critical resource in the process of maintaining a good quality of life for Alabama citizens.

December 18 - Troy

Bring your microscope!
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The Alabama Rural Water Association is providing a FREE “Practical Microscope Use“ Training Session at the Troy Recreation Center in Troy, Alabama on December 18, 2019.

This class is a practical training course on how to do basic slide stains and process indicators. Operators are encouraged to bring their microscopes and learn to use them more effectively. Even if you're not using one now, you will after this class!

This training will be FREE OF CHARGE.

You will want to register now to be a part of this educational opportunity.
We strongly encourage you to attend!!

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Time Event
8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Introduction
8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Getting to Know Your Scope
9:15 a.m.- 10:15 a.m. Counting Fields of View
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Methylene Blue Staining
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. LUNCH (On your own)
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Nutrient Deficiencies
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Studying Movement
2:15 p.m. - 3 :15 p.m. Studying Individual Plant Parameters
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Review / Questions / Evaluation

This Training Session will provide
7.0 Wastewater CEHs
Subject to ADEM Approval.
Training is provided as a joint effort of the
Alabama Rural Water Association
and the USDA Rural Development

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Date and Location

Date Location
Sep 25 Troy Recreation Center
601 Enzor Road
Troy, AL. 36079 (Google Map)

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Alabama Rural Water Association is a non-profit organization representing water and wastewater systems serving rural communities and towns and commercial firms which support these systems.

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Alabama Rural Water Association
2576 Bell Road
Montgomery AL 36117 
Phone: (334) 396-5511
Fax: (334) 396-7090