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.  

    Wings and Water: Wetlands Education Program

    I See, It Means graphing data sheet

    USU's Water Quality Extension has teamed up with the USU Botanical Center and The Nature Conservancy to offer outdoor hands-on 4th-grade field trips. Students learn about wetland habitat, soil, plants and animals, adaptations, the water cycle, and conservation. Field trips are led by Naturalist Guides at the USU Botanical Center and The Nature Conservancy's Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve. 


    Field trips run in the fall and spring. To find out more information about this opportunity, please visit the Nature Conservancy's Wings and Water website.

    River Basins in the United States

    US River BasinsThis link contains some really neat maps that would be great to share with your 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

    A 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