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 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)

Earn a free fly rod!  Students who complete all 4 sessions will have the option of completing activities during and/or after camp to receive a free fly rod!

See Trout Unlimited blog/photos from 2017!

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:  Buena Vista Community Center

Cost:  FREE – costs are covered by sponsorships and grant funding

Stream Explorers in Salida 2019

Fall 2019!

Meeting Location:  TBD

Cost: FREE – costs are covered by sponsorships and grant funding



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: