Watershed Guardians Scientific Monitoring
Watershed Guardians is a free program that provides an opportunity for students 6th through 12th grade to learn about steelhead trout and monitor the water quality in the watershed habitats they depend on to survive. Students will be visited in the classroom by a Museum educator providing a presentation covering the steelhead trout life cycle, human activities that threaten steelhead survival, and the basics of water quality testing.
After the classroom lesson students will go on a 1.5 hour field trip where they will conduct multiple water quality tests in the field. Materials will be provided for teachers to conduct follow up activities that involve entering and analyzing data, further inquiry, and stewardship.
If you have already signed up for a field trip or if you are interested in accessing program resources then click the button below!
Field Trip Request Form
Bus Scholarship Request
Watershed Guardians Bus Scholarships are awarded based on need and a first come, first serve basis. The maximum award per school is $600 for the school year.
The scholarship will be issued as a reimbursement. You must submit the bus company invoice within three weeks of your trip.