A primary goal of this program is to engage students in studying a local stream and how their schoolyard and/or community affect the stream, therefore it is recommended that the stream study site be as close to school as possible. Finding and using a stream on school property or within safe walking distance of school may eliminate the need for costly transportation. Regardless of where the stream is, it is always necessary to visit the stream in advance and check it out for safety, ease of and/or permission to access, and to determine logistics of working with a class of students. If a suitable stream is not available within close proximity to school, another site must be found. Some links to help you find an appropriate site:
Two types of permission for activities at your chosen stream are required: that of the landowner, and an official natural resources permit.
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