Creek Freaks - Engaging Youth in Water Quality
|Presented By||Izaak Walton League of America|
|Goal||Improve your community's water quality, and have fun outdoors!|
|Task||Collect and post information on stream health.|
|Where||Global, anywhere on the planet|
Want to start an outdoor education program but don’t know where to start?
Creek Freaks could be the answer!
WHAT IS A CREEK FREAK? Creek Freaks are kids making a splash to help the environment by monitoring water quality. Each session takes youth outside to explore local streams and learn how healthy trees, shrubs, and grasses protect clean water and wildlife. Kids of all ages are then empowered as local stream experts and are encouraged to continue advocating for and working to improve water quality.
This program is great for anyone working with youth, from Izaak Walton League chapters to after-school programs and summer camps.
The Izaak Walton League can offer you several ways to get started:
Materials: Visit the Creek Freaks Web site to download the curriculum and extension activities. The Web site also is a place where you can post data, videos, photos, and stories about streams and learn about other streams in your community.
This program is a partnership of the Izaak Walton League of America, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, and U.S. Forest Service.
|How to Join||
Visit http://www.iwla.org/youth/creek-freaks for more information.
|Special Skills||macroinvertebrate ID, which will be taught at a Creek Freaks training|
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families|
|Average Time||Several hours|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, While fishing, At school|
|Tags||kids, streams, water quality|
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