Adopt-A-Stream Classroom Program
The Mississippi Wildlife Federation’s Adopt-A-Stream program offers an Aquatic Ecology program for students to increase awareness of the importance of keeping Mississippi streams clean. This is done through;
Powerpoints, which include:
- The importance of clean water
- Stream ecology background
- Nonpoint source pollution
- What is a watershed
- How do watersheds affect streams
- Things that can be done to protect streams.
- Learn to delineate the watershed boundary for a small water body.
Demonstration of Watershed model
Demonstration/ hands on use of World Water Monitoring Challenge chemical kits.
These kits test various parameters in a stream to help determine its health. Students can learn how to chemically test water to determine water quality.
Macroinvertebrates identification and importance
- Identify common aquatic organisms through the use of a key.
- How does pollution affect macroinvertebrates
- Chemical survey and macroinvertebrates survey of your creek or stream
The program can be tailored to your classroom needs. All materials will be provided. If your group is interested and a stream or other body of water is available within a reasonable distance of the classroom the program can also be expanded to include field study.
If you are interested in an Adopt-A-Stream program you may contact Debra Veeder, Adopt-A-Stream Coordinator at (601)605-1790 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.