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|Presented By||Izaak Walton League of America|
|Goal||Map streams across the country and start testing the waters.|
|Task||Simply snap a pic of your local stream and share it!|
|Where||United States of America|
What's in YOUR water? We all have the right to know if the streams running through our backyards and neighborhood parks are safe. But there is an alarming lack of up-to-date information about water quality across the country. Stream Selfie is here to bridge that information gap.
Stream Selfie connects you with thousands of other citizen scientists to paint a picture of streams across America. Simply snap a pic of your local stream and share it here.
Your photo is step one in our effort to check the health of every stream in the country – far more streams than state and local agencies have the resources to check!
Thousands of people are working toward a common goal: clean water. Will you join us?
|How to Join||
Any person or organization can join our Stream Selfie project. The Izaak Walton League is a national nonprofit conservation group working to get more people outdoors to share photos of their local streams and rivers. Our goal is to create a map of potential stream monitoring sites for future monitoring by citizen volunteers.
|Materials List||Smart phone or digital camera|
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors|
|Average Time||Less than an hour|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, While fishing, On a hike, In snow or rain, On a walk, run, At school, At a science center, zoo or aquarium|
|Tags||crowd sourcing, girl scouts, photography, river, stream monitoring, streams, stream selfie, volunteer monitoring, water, water monitoring sites, wetlands|
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Catherine Hoffman 06/05/2017
This is so fun and easy to do! You'll be surprised how many streams you pass when walking, hiking, or just enjoying the outdoors!
It is beneficial to all of us and our future generations to protect our natural environment. This is just one way to identify the beautiful streams in the US and help to protect them.
Darlene Cavalier 04/21/2017
Super simple way to help map local streams!
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