Friday, April 23, 2010

Kids In the Creek

Since 2001, Wendy Patoprsty with the Watauga County Cooperative Extension and Dick and Joan Hearn of the Watauga River Conservation Partners have been playing in the creek water with all the 4th graders in the county.  Kids in the Creek is a program that was developed to create water quality awareness in the high country's youth.   The program delivers participatory education on water testing, watersheds, non point source pollution, and of course live creek "critter" identification. Patoprsty and the Hearns recently visited the 4th graders of Parkway Elementary School and helped them find stoneflies, mayflies, crayfish, and salamanders.

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