The Friends of the Fox River strives to educate a diverse audience through a broad range of communication and outreach initiatives. These initiatives include:
The Outreach Education Program strives to provide the following to teachers, students and volunteers who desire to help protect the Fox River Watershed:
Teachers can satisfy their students hunger for learning by serving up our full cuisine of educational experiences. Or teachers can order the menu options that best suits their particular class’s needs.
Our Stewards of Their Streams Menu describes our three-component water quality education experience for students beginning with a classroom session (see appetizers), followed by a field session at a local creek (see entrees), and concluding with a virtual and/or classroom session for reflection, data interpretation, and calls to action (see desserts).
Contact Gary Swick, FOFR Monitoring Network Director, through this form:
I had an amazing and very fun time at the creek. I never knew there were so many cool BMI’s [Benthic Macro Invertebrates] in the creek. I enjoyed doing the chemical tests and just walking around in the creek, seeing new things. My favorite thing, though, was doing the river dance and finding all those cool BMI’s!
Thank you for letting me have the opportunity to test on the creek! I really enjoyed doing the river dance to catch the BMI’s [Benthic Macro Invertebrates]. I also loved walking along the creek to see how deep the water was. I believe that that was the most fun I’ve ever had on a field trip.
I had a splash at the creek, because of your hard work! Thanks a ton! Because of you, I fell for the creek (literally!). I hope you had just as much fun as I did, doing the river dance, collecting data, and searching for BMI’s [Benthic Macro Invertebrates]. We had pretty good data because we found pt groups 2-4 proving that the creek is not very polluted (so glad I didn’t see any leeches!). I thank you once again for all that you’ve done for our class!
Thank you so much for letting us come to Crystal Creek and helping us learn about the creek and BMI’s [Benthic Macro Invertebrates]. I had a great time finding all the BMI’s and doing the river dance. It was a really great experience. Thank you!
Wow, I had such a fun time at the creek. I loved learning about all sorts of BMI’s [Benthic Macro Invertebrates] like the dragonfly larva, leeches, crayfish, right handed snail. Thank you for making this an enjoyable field trip.