Teacher Resources and Training

    Register for a Workshop

    Contact us to request a workshop in your area or for more information. We can schedule workshops anywhere in Utah for 10 or more participants

     

    Teacher Training: 

    Our goal is to make the Stream Side Science lesson plans and equipment available for use in all classes around the state.  To assist the teachers, we provide workshops on how to use these lessons and equipment.  Each Stream Side Science workshop includes a session on basic watershed structure and function and how to measure water quality parameters (Watershed 101), time in the field where educators learn monitoring techniques, and concludes with reflection and synthesis. Educators model lesson plans and discuss how these can be used in different classroom settings.

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     How Can you Benefit from Attending a Training Workshop?lake

    • You can gain 1/2 to 1 USU credit or relicensure points
    • You will get valuable hands-on experience outdoors
    • You will learn watershed basics
    • You will learn how to teach science, math, and geography in a hands-on way
    • You will learn how to create a water monitoring program for your students
    • Substitute reimbursement may be available - please check with us when you register
    • Lunch is provided

     Workshop Participants Receive:

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    • Stream Side Science manual which includes 11 lesson plans and water related activities (CD)
        • STEM connections are explicitly provided, with tips on graphing, simple statistics and other math exercises provided throughout the Stream Side Science manual.
    • Water Quality Educator Resources (CD)
    • Start-up kit for aquatic invertebrate lessons
    • Hands-on training on monitoring techniques

     Teacher Materialsbrian

    Stream Side Science Manual (pdf)

    Bugs Don't Bug Me Manual (pdf)

    Monitoring Equipment (website)

    Utah Stream Team (pdf)

    Watershed 101 presentation (pptx)

    Online Key to Aquatic Macroinvertebrates in Utah (website)

    Key to Macroinvertebrate Life in Ponds and Rivers in Utah (pdf)

    Macroinvertebrate Posters and Picture Keys (website)

    Water Pollution Lesson Plans (website)

    Stream Trailer Demonstrations (website)

    Looking for more?  See Additional Resources or contact us

     


     What Educators Say About the Workshopclassroom

    "The best [workshop] I have attended in 20 years!"   - Robert Wilder

    "The presenters were totally prepared and enthusiastic! Lots of usable materials."   - Caroline Bass

    "This is stuff I can take back and use in my class. They lay it out so it is easy for me to locate information and resources."   - Jessica Grundy

    "A great workshop at a great price!!"   - Justin Thornley

    "Everything was very well organized and taught in a way that was very grouprelevant to and helpful for educators. The instructors were happy, enthusiastic & knowledgeable."   - McKenzi Ashcroft

    "It was exactly what I expected/wanted/needed."   - Joel Drake

    "It was great! I am excited to use this information with my own classroom in the future."   - Shayla Riley

    "I'm not a classroom teacher, but I found many useful, adaptable items in Stream Side Science."   - Unknown

    "Keep doing this workshop!  This is by far the most useful workshop I've ever been to."    - Joe Wilson