Get stormwater certified and celebrate Earth Week at home through virtual events

The Radford University Office of Sustainability is offering an undergraduate stormwater certification course webinar from noon to 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22.

The Certified Stormwater Student course, provided by the University in conjunction with the National Stormwater Center, is one of many virtual events offered April 20-24 by higher education institutions in Virginia to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, while maintaining social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The stormwater course provides students with training on illicit discharges, where to look for them and how to report the discharges. Students will receive a Stormwater Student Certificate upon completing the class. It specifically examines the Clean Water Act and NPDES permits with a focus on MS4 permits.

“Students seeking environmental science and engineering degrees rarely receive training in National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits, yet this is an area that they need to understand when they enter the workforce,” Radford University Sustainability Manager Josh Nease said.

The course provides needed and specific training to these students who will become our future regulatory authority leaders, NPDES permittees, environmental engineers and environmental consultants.

“This course can be used to build a resume that demonstrates interest, commitment and knowledge of stormwater and environmental regulations,” Nease said.

Enroll in the webinar

Enroll in the webinar by registering online. The link to join the webinar will be sent to all registrants prior to the start of the course. 

“Radford University is joining forces with our friends at other Virginia institutions to bring you virtual events to commemorate Earth Day and Earth Week,” Nease said. “Through the Virginia Association of Sustainability in Higher Education (VASHE), we have compiled a list of virtual events that we’re making available to everyone in our campus communities, because we’re all in this together.”

A full schedule of Earth Day virtual events is online on the Radford University Sustainability website. The list includes events to attend online, as well as suggestions for celebrating Earth Day on your own time. There, you will also find the Sustainability Internship Team’s Sustainability Guide for Staying Home During COVID-19.

Apr 20, 2020
Chad Osborne