Classroom Water Quality Monitoring Program For Students
Stream Leaders gives students an in-depth understanding of their natural world and how it affects them, while promoting interdisciplinary learning.
Students learn skills that are useful and relevant outside of school, and are encouraged to become informed, responsible citizens and life-long learners.
The Stream Leaders program is intended to provide students with an educational experience in water quality monitoring, data interpretation, and citizen action, as well as provide general information to local officials concerning water quality.
First, students and teachers get in the river and examine the chemical constituents of the river, inventory physical stream-side conditions and land uses that may affect water quality, and sample the aquatic biological communities to evaluate the health of the river.