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Call for volunteers PPCTU educational events Sept 11 (Sat)

September 11 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

STREAM Girls gives Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes the opportunity to earn a special patch as they serve as citizen scientists, anglers, and artists, to build an appreciation for watershed conservation and the environment. This outdoor watershed experience employs STEM-education (science, technology, engineering, math) plus recreation and arts to explore a local stream.

Every year, PPCTU provides support and funding for these young people. If you would like to participate as an assistant to a variety of activities, such as,

Activities include:

  • Stream Walk – Observing and documenting the stream/river and surrounding area

  • Go with the Flow – Calculating river flow rates using everyday tools and simple math

  • Macroinvertebrate Survey – Investigating the insect life that lives in the stream and support fish

  • Fly-Casting – Developing skills to fly fish and practicing in your own backyard/neighborhood park

  • Fly-Tying – Creating a “fly” to imitate one of the macroinvertebrates commonly found in Colorado

  • Scavenger Hunt/Bracelet Building – Testing your knowledge of healthy streams and creating a unique bracelet to represent your local watershed!

..then please contact Michele White (michele.white@ppctu.org).

This is an all day event. You provide your own lunch as well.

Venue

Bear Creek Nature Center
245 Bear Creek Rd, , CO
Colorado Springs, CO 80906 United States
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