Education

We strive to educate a diverse audience

Join Us In Learning More About Our Rivers!

The Friends of the Fox River strives to educate a diverse audience through a broad range of communication and outreach initiatives. These initiatives include:

Our Programs

  • We have organized spring and fall Fox Rescue cleanup events each year removing tons of trash from the Fox River and its tributaries.
  • We have enhanced river habitat by planting nearly 7,000 water willow plants in the Fox River.
  • We have issued State of the Fox River Reports annually.
  • We have created and distributed a “Welcome to Your Watershed” brochure that informs property owners about water quality protection.

Outreach Education Program

Get Involved - EducationThe Outreach Education Program strives to provide the following to teachers, students and volunteers who desire to help protect the Fox River Watershed:

  • Training to learn physical, chemical and biological monitoring techniques and protocols.
  • A state goal aligned curriculum including texts, activities, tests, etc.
  • Training to teach the curriculum.
  • Aid in developing a program that fits you, your organization and/or your classroom.
  • Help in finding a monitoring site.
  • Equipment for monitoring such as nets, boots, chemical testing kits, etc.
  • Assistance in monitoring.
  • A power point presentation to help students understand why we need to monitor.
  • We have issued State of the Fox River Reports annually.
  • We have created and distributed a “Welcome to Your Watershed” brochure that informs property owners about water quality protection.

For more information

Contact Gary Swick, FOFR Monitoring Network Director, through this form:

Kidspeak

Students participating in our education initiatives give rave reviews of their experiences!