Stream Side Science | Utah State University Extension

    Bringing Kids and Teachers to Water

    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.

    Collecting macroinvertebrate or water quality data with your students?

    Kids collecting water quality dataContact us about participating in Utah Water Watch and add your data to the citizen science database. Data is available to the public and great for comparing water quality throughout the years.  Let us know if you are interested! Contact us:, 435-797-2580.

    Teachers! Have any questions or needs to teach about water quality?

    Looking for macros

    If you have any questions about using Stream Side Science this upcoming school year, please contact us and we are happy to assist.  See also our new SEEd lessons - 6.4.1. 

    We also have some equipment that may be available for loan.  

    6th Grade SEEd lessons available!

    I See, It Means graphing data sheetWondering how to connect Stream Side Science and the new SEEd standards?  We have our first lesson adapted to SEEd standards.  "Who and What is in the Water" - 6.4.1 SEEd storyline, phenomenon and 5 episodes. Let us know if you have any questions, find the lessons here! 

    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

    "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