Willard Alternative High school School : 18 high school students, (grades 10-12); general river ecology, family science curriculum, and activities testing. Willard is a non-traditional school open to students learning in wide array of activities and their own 'quiet time' - sketching, writing, blogging, and journaling. Field trips are along the Clark Fork river, west of Boone and Crockett. Class is split in two groups to do water monitoring similar to Stream Team with the addition of nature journaling/additional citizen science activities. They will be doing some bug collection and ID in one station and velocity/distance measurements/temperature etc in the other. This class goes out multiple times throughout the spring.
Back country Stream Corps: This is a two week long program in the late summer where 8 high-school students bike and sample large woody debris (LWD). While we have our leaders just about chosen for this field program we are looking for people that might be available during the morning or afternoon to help shuffle lunches and gear in the morning and end of day treats to students.
Backyard/Family Science: Individual families go out to their local river or stream to collect water quality data and observations. This activity if helping us manage the various families, going out into the field with them to show them different techniques, and some work back at the office communicating with them.
Words with Wings: One group of younger students and one group of early teens and per-teens. Meeting at the Clark Fork river to show them bugs, do art activities and they also write poetry about the river. We have the students for a day or two during their week long camp.
Other Programs: A variety of K-12 education activities. Hosting stations such as bug ID, various educational games, art activities, velocity measurements, nature walks, etc.