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)

See Trout Unlimited blog/photos from 2017!

Stream Explorers in Buena Vista 2019

This program has passed. Stay tuned in 2020 for upcoming program dates!

Stream Explorers in Salida 2019

Fall 2019. Register by Tuesday, September 10. Space is limited!

Friday, September 13 | 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Friday, September 20 | 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Friday, September 27 | 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Friday, October 4 | 9:00 am – 2:00 pm * Bring a sac lunch. * Early dismissal is optional as this is our fishing day. *

Meeting Location:  Rotary Scout Hut – 210 E Sackett Avenue

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

Program is full, please email youth@garna.org to be added to the waitlist. 


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: