In workshops across the state, biologists and environmental education
specialists have led groups of teachers through streamside activities:
identifying stream-bottom aquatic insects, sampling chemical water
quality, and observing conditions in the surrounding habitat. These
features can be used to determine the health of a stream, including how
polluted it is, or other ecological pressures. To learn more or
schedule a workshop in your area, please email us.
Learning continues in the classroom, as students can use National Geographic’s online mapping tool, Maryland FieldScope
to help analyze their findings and compare it to that of others.
Students will determine how conditions and activities in their school
and surrounding community are affecting their stream, and devise an
action project they can undertake to address the problems they have