Stream Study

| 4th Grade - Adult
| Half Day 3 hrs
| Moderate


This class examines the physical, chemical and biological properties of Sawmill Creek. While working in small groups, students will put on wading boots (which are provided) and measure temperature, pH dissolved oxygen and stream velocity. Using nets and pictorial guides, they will sample and identify aquatic animal life. Students will evaluate the health of the stream based on their findings.


Upon completion of the Stream Study class students will be able to:

  • Describe how water velocity affects the living organisms of Sawmill Creek.
  • Understand and measure the temperature, pH, and dissolved oxygen of an aquatic system.
  • Examine and report upon the diversity of aquatic creatures captured.
  • Recommend actions to preserve healthy stream environments.