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Stream Selfie

Main Project Information
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
Description

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.

Website http://www.streamselfie.org
Social Media
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
Ideal Frequency Other
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
Project Updated 11/14/2017