About ALLARM's blog

Welcome to the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring’s (ALLARM) blog! The ALLARM team has a number of fun adventures working with communities and volunteers interested in assessing the health of their streams. The goal of our blog is to share our experiences and bring you on our journey. We hope you learn more about community-based science and the amazing work taking place in Pennsylvania and New York. If you would like to learn more about ALLARM, go to dickinson.edu/allarm and follow us on social media @ALLARMwater!

Address: Dickinson College/ALLARM
P.O. Box 1773
Carlisle, PA 17013

Tel: (717) 245-1565
Email: allarm@dickinson.edu

Volunteer Monitoring

A Full Circle Moment – Visiting ENST 162

On Tuesday, March 19th, we (Max Carfrey '26 and Emma Spinelli '25) had the privilege of visiting Professor Benka-Coker’s Environmental Studies 162 class along with ALLARM director, Jules Vastine. The purpose of this class visit was to introduce ALLARM, discuss the Clean Water Act, and…

Our first Monthly Monitoring Workshop!

Every so often, ALLARM hosts virtual monitoring workshops where both new and seasoned volunteers from across the state are able to come together and practice monitoring techniques, be refreshed on tips and tricks, and ask any questions they may have. On February 27th, four student…

Values and Approaches to Community Based Science

“The environmental justice movement has changed the way scientists, researchers, policy makers, and educators go about their daily work. This bottom-up movement has redefined environment to include where people live, work, play, go to school, as well as how these things interact with the physical…