Bringing Kids and Teachers to Water

Teacher Training
Mix and Match
High Schoolers
This program uses stream monitoring techniques to teach about water pollution and watershed function.  We provide workshops and lesson plans to facilitate teachers and enhance learning.

River Basins in the US

US River BasinsThis link contains some really neat maps that would be great to share with you classrooms.  It shows the enormous network of rivers and streams in the contiguous US. US River Basins - Maps

 

Natural Resource Field Days

Kids by stream

Its almost time for the annual Natural Resouces Field Days!  For two weeks, Sept.12-16 and Sept. 19-23, 4th graders throughout Cache County will be learning about the natural resources in Logan Canyon. Stations focus on water quality, plants, soils, and wildlife of the area. Several local partners work together to staff the stations with the help of students volunteers from USU.   For more details on the event, click on "more information" below.

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2016 Teacher Workshops were a success.

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We held Stream Side Science Workshops at Swaner EcoCenter on June 14th, at USU Botanical Garden in Kaysville on June 29th and at Thanksgiving Point on July 8th.  If you would like to request a workshop in your area, contact ellen.bailey@usu.edu.  Agenda: SSS one-day workshop agenda  We also assist with CMaP workshops throughout the summer.  

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Join us for Utah Water Watch

UWW Training

Interested in participating in citizen monitoring with your class? Check back in the winter/spring for Utah Water Watch training dates and contact us about your interest.  Utah Water Watch is based on Stream Side Science principles and techniques.  It is an excellent way to introduce students to citizen science and have had 34 teachers participate so far!  Data is entered in a database that is viewed by the public and watershed managers.  

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Adaptations of Stream Side Science

Katie using SSS

A teacher in Kansas City adapts Stream Side Science into her classroom. Wondering how to adapt our lesson plans into your classroom?  They are designed for all grades and adaptable to many subjects. Contact us for more information.

"Changes in knowledge and attitude from a short-term aquatic education program"

NR Days

Recent assessment of a 4th grade field day program in Cache County by Tiffany Kinder of USU showed that after a short-term environmental education program, participants have a significant increase in knowledge after 2 weeks and after 8 months.download

Natural Resources Field Days

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Listen to a Utah Public Radio broadcast about this year's event, released Sept 23, 2015. Read about it in the Herald Journal.  Video on Aggie TV News.

A program for 4th graders in Cache County to discover the natural resources in Logan Canyon. Stations focus on teaching  water quality, plants, soils, and wildlife of the area. Some partners involved include U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, and Cache County Extension.  

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