Mar 22 2018
Stream Ecology for Teachers
March 22, 2018 at 04:30 pm - March 22, 2018 at 07:00 pm • RGWFU Education Wing
This hands-on session will focus on the study of stream ecology, macroinvertebrates, and specifically how water sources can be monitored using a leaf pack collection method. Placing artificial leaf packs in a water source, such as a lake or stream, replicates the natural process of leaves forming packs in streams. Registration is required for both sessions. Students will have the opportunity to learn scientific principles and gain a better understanding of how water sources function as ecosystems. Participants will learn several methods that allow student experiences in identifying and observing macroinvertebrates, understanding processes in aquatic ecosystems, and making observations and collecting data to assess the health of water features.
Stream Ecology programming meets NC Essential Standards, 2009, including, but not limited to: 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 8th grade curriculum goals, as well as high school biology and earth/environmental standards.
Amanda Lanier, RGWFU curator of education and certified NC environmental educator
Free! A boxed dinner will be provided by Forsyth Creek Week. Space is limited. Registration is required. Register Here
Please call or email the Education Office for more information. Attendance can be counted as either Criteria II or III (or as continuing credit) for the NC Environmental Education Certification program.