How can packs of rocks spark stream exploration? The Rock Pack Experiment is a fun, hands-on research tool for all students and citizens of all ages, demonstrating the interconnectedness between our actions on land and life in streams. Rock Pack promotes interdisciplinary watershed education by allowing students to conduct and design their own experiments and apply their knowledge to protect local watersheds. Join us at our workshop and we’ll show you how! During this workshop, participants will receive an overview of stream ecology, geomorphology, and animals as ecosystem engineers. Getting our boots in the water, we’ll examine and identify aquatic macroinvertebrates that live within rock packs from a local stream. We’ll also give you great tools, teaching activities and ideas to incorporate the workshop content into your own indoor or outdoor classroom, programs, or monitoring initiatives!
Registration is required…Contact Tara Muenz from Stroud Center for more information or to register! firstname.lastname@example.org; 610.268.2153 ext.301
Presenters: Tara Muenz (Stroud Water Research Center) and Dr. Lindsey Albertson (Montana State University)