Leaf Pack Coming to Michigan!
May 19, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
FREE! Space is limited. Contact Tara Muenz for more information or to register!
Registration deadline is May 1.
This workshop is intended for middle and high school teachers and environmental educators.
HOW CAN CLUMPS OF SLIMY LEAVES SPARK STREAM EXPLORATION?
The Leaf Pack Experiment is a fun, hands-on research and outreach tool for citizens of all ages and teachers, demonstrating how our actions on land impact life in streams and water quality. Leaf Pack promotes inquiry-based interdisciplinary watershed education and engages diverse audiences in conducting their own experiments, gathering relevant ecological data, exploring food webs, learning classification skills, using technology to share data, comparing data with those of other communities and applying that information to protect local watersheds.
JOIN US AT OUR WORKSHOP, WE’LL SHOW YOU HOW!
During this workshop participants will receive an overview of stream ecology and watershed concepts based on research done at Stroud Water Research Center. Taking our boots to the stream, we’ll then examine leaf packs with live aquatic macroinvertebrates and identify what we find. We finish with a look at the Leaf Pack Network® website and how you can implement these tools to your classrooms and communities!
You’ll touch slimy leaves and rocks, learning about Leaf Pack methods and how aquatic macroinvertebrates tell us the story about stream health.
Boots in the Water!
Spend the day with us at Tonquish Creek, a small tributary of the Rouge River Watershed! At the workshop you will receive:
- Leaf Pack kit give-a ways!
- FREE lunch!
- Hands-on experience deploying and retrieving leaf packs from the stream
- One-on-one time with expert entomologists from the Society for Freshwater Science
- Training in macroinvertebrate ID
- FUN teaching techniques to bring to your classes!
- Certificate of participation