This place-based stream ecology curriculum draws connections between aquatic life, water quality and the way we live in our watersheds. By studying the life in local streams, secondary students meet myriad small creatures who depend on clean water for life. Understanding their connection to this intricate web of life empowers students to join community efforts to protect water and habitat where they live.
This three-lesson curriculum, suitable for grades 6-12, does not require hours of preparation. On the contrary, Life in Our Watershed: Investigating Streams and Water Quality allows teachers to dive right in with their students!
Splash would love the opportunity to help you teach your students
about the streams that flow through the areas where they live and
go to school. Check out the links below for more information
about our streams program for 6th – 12th grade classes.
Splash invites all 6th – 12th grade science teachers in
Sacramento County and the City of West Sacramento to submit an
application for a place in the Splash Secondary Program. The
program includes a mandatory 3-hour teacher training and a loaned
set of curriculum materials.
When we receive your application, our program coordinator will
respond within 3 days to discuss your needs and make
Once you are accepted into the program, you will receive a full
set of curriculum materials, which includes all of the items
listed below. You may keep the materials at no cost for as long
as you continue to teach the curriculum.
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