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.

Stewards of their Streams – A Menu of Educational Options

Friends of the Fox River offers a variety of educational experiences in which students act as scientists students in the stream measuring, collecting, analyzing and reporting water quality data.

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).

 

For more information

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

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