GARNA and Collegiate Peaks Chapter of Trout Unlimited are teaming up for another year of Stream Explorers to connect youth to the river in their backyard. This four week program is free and open to middle school youth who are in 5th through 8th grade. Participants will discover the secret lives of creatures that live in the river, perform aquatic behavior experiments, gain experience with fly casting, and learn to tie their own flies.
Day 1: Intro to Stream Conservation. Investigate aquatic invertebrates through experiments in the classroom and surveying in the Arkansas.
Day 2: Research fish including their anatomy, stressors, and habitat.
Day 3: Fly tying, into to fly rods, and casting activities
Day 4: Fishing (we will ride a Chaffee Shuttle to our fishing location)
See Trout Unlimited blog/photos from 2017!
Stream Explorers in Salida
This activity takes place on 4 consecutive Fridays. Participants must attend all 4 days. Register by April 24. Space is limited.
Friday, April 27 | 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Friday, May 4 | 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Friday, May 11 | 9:00 am- 12:30 pm
Friday, May 18 | 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (pack a sack lunch)
Meeting Location: Touber Building | 488 East First St., Salida (GARNA will meet students at the FRONT door on First St. side)
Stream Explorers in Buena Vista
This activity takes place on 4 dates. Participants must attend all 4 days. Register by May 28. Space is limited.
Thursday, May 31 | 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Friday, June 1 | 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Monday, June 4 | 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday, June 5 | 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (pack a sack lunch)
Meeting Location: Buena Vista Community Center | 715 East Main St., Buena Vista
Please contact Emily Henderson, GARNA youth coordinator with any questions! firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-539-5106
Special thank you to partners in this program: