Interested in lab experience in Seattle?

Surfrider foundation water testing

The Seattle chapter of the Surfrider foundation is looking for volunteers from UW to perform lab work for water quality testing of high-use recreational beaches in the Seattle area. Surfrider volunteers collect the samples every two weeks on Wednesday afternoon and bring them to UW’s DEOHS on Roosevelt Way, where a group of 2-3 UW-affiliated volunteers process them using IDEXX Colilert and Enterolert methods. On Thursday, after a 24 hour incubation period, the results are read and posted on Surfrider’s website. Lab shifts are typically 1-2 hours. No previous microbiology lab experience needed! We’ll be testing next on September 15th. Please contact if you’d like to be involved.