2019 Stream Explorers

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 class 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.

Class 1:  Intro to Stream Conservation. Investigate aquatic invertebrates through experiments in the classroom and surveying in the Arkansas.
Class 2: Research fish including their anatomy, stressors, and habitat.
Class 3: Fly tying, intro to fly rods, and casting activities
Class 4: Fishing (we will ride a Chaffee Shuttle to our fishing location)

See Trout Unlimited blog/photos from 2017!

Stream Explorers in Salida 2019

This activity takes place on 4 consecutive Fridays. Participants must attend all 4 days. Register by April 22. Space is limited.

Friday, April 26 | 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Friday, May 3 | 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Friday, May 10 | 9:00  am- 12:30 pm
Friday, May 17 | 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (pack a sack lunch)

Meeting Location: TBD

  Check back for registration in March 1, 2019!

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 30 | 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Friday, May 31| 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Monday, June 3 | 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday, June 4 | 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (pack a sack lunch)

Meeting Location:  TBD

Check back for registration in March 1, 2019!

Please contact Emily Henderson, GARNA youth coordinator with any questions! youth@garna.org or 719-539-5106

Special thank you to partners in this program: