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Stream Discovery Workshop Grade 5-12 Educators

9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Tuesday
Stream Discovery Workshop for grade 5-12 educators which provides the opportunity to assess water quality in their community by monitoring macroinvertebrates in a local stream.  Water quality data is then uploaded to the National Geographic's Field Scope mapping and data platform for comparison with student data in other Illinois watersheds.  The use of the stream as an outdooor classroom allows for in-depth learning opportunities and helps create a new generation of water stewards.

Attendees will receive an introduction to the Stream Discovery Program, learn about macroinvertebrate biology, ecology and identification and travel to a local stream for a field demonstration.

Registration deadline is September 2.
 Rgistration fee is $60.00.
Teacher receive five progessional development hours.
Registration is limited.  First-come, first -served.

Registration form at SIU web site or call 618-536-7751.
Event Type: 
Education/schools; Educator Workshop; Habitat Restoration; Outdoor Event; Water Resources Event
DNR Region(s): 
4; 5
Touch of Nature Environmental Center
DNR Park: 
206 Touch of Nature Road
City, State ZIP: 
Makanda IL 62958
Contact person/email: 
Steve Gariepy for more information /
618-453-1121 /  
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