Enjoy being outdoors while engaging local students in a series of hands-on stream ecology lessons that teach the importance of water quality and protecting the watershed. Learn how to teach small groups of students how to determine a stream’s health through measuring conductivity, dissolved oxygen, pH, temperature, turbidity, and stream discharge, erosion and speed. The training will also cover how to collect and identify aquatic benthic macroinvertebrates, explain what the organisms reveal about stream health, and examine how their physical adaptions allow them to live in dynamic water systems. Volunteers are expected to commit to at least 3 education programs in the fall (September/October) or spring (April/May). The programs only take place during school hours and usually last between 3-4 hours depending on class size.