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STREAM Girls in Longmont & Greeley

Register now for STREAM Girls programs and pick up your gear in Longmont or Greeley!

Longmont

  1. Register here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/stream_girls_blended_nc_09_24_2020

  2. Gear pick-up at Izaak Walton Park in Longmont: Friday, September 25, 2020 from 4 – 6 p.m.

  3.  Gear drop- off at Izaak Walton Park in Longmont: Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 5 p.m.

  4. Virtual kick-off: Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 5 p.m. via Zoom

  5. Virtual reflection: Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 3 p.m. via Zoom

  6. Registration closes September 22, 2020

Greeley

  1. Register here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/stream_girls_blended_nc_10_08_2020

  2. Gear pick-up at Poudre Learning Center in Greeley: Friday, October 9, 2020 from 4-6 p.m.

  3. Gear drop-off at Poudre Learning Center in Greeley: Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 5 p.m.

  4. Virtual kick-off: Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 5 p.m. via Zoom

  5. Virtual reflection: Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 3 p.m. via Zoom

  6. Registration closes October 6, 2020

STREAM Girls gives Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes the opportunity to earn a special patch as they serve as citizen scientists, anglers, and artists, to build an appreciation for watershed conservation and the environment. This outdoor watershed experience employs STEM-education (science, technology, engineering, math) plus recreation and arts to explore a local stream.

Every person is a citizen of her watershed, and Colorado Trout Unlimited (TU) has partnered with Girl Scouts of Colorado so that girls will get the complete picture of what their stream could mean to them.

In this hybrid take home/virtual program, TU will provide Girl Scouts with the necessary gear, a STREAM Girls Field Notebook, and a resource list with videos guiding Girl Scouts through six activities that they will complete over ten days. Additionally, girls are expected to join a virtual program kick-off on Thursday and a reflection meeting the next Sunday to discuss what they have learned.

Activities include:

  1. Stream Walk – Observing and documenting the stream/river and surrounding area

  2. Go with the Flow – Calculating river flow rates using everyday tools and simple math

  3. Macroinvertebrate Survey – Investigating the insect life that lives in the stream and support fish

  4. Fly-Casting – Developing skills to fly fish and practicing in your own backyard/neighborhood park

  5. Fly-Tying – Creating a “fly” to imitate one of the macroinvertebrates commonly found in Colorado

  6. Scavenger Hunt/Bracelet Building – Testing your knowledge of healthy streams and creating a unique bracelet to represent your local watershed

Activities are expected to take approximately six hours, in total, and can be broken up into several days. Colorado Trout Unlimited will provide the necessary gear and supplies associated with each activity. Gear will be picked-up and dropped off at designated locations depending on which program you register for. Colorado Trout Unlimited has enough gear/supplies for 24 participants at each program. Additional participants may be able to register, if using their own gear or sharing with another Girl Scout. Please acknowledge any shared gear in registration.

Adults picking up gear on behalf of Girl Scouts will be required to complete a gear agreement upon pick-up. Certificates of completion and patches will be distributed upon gear drop off. If using your own gear, certificates of completion and patches will be mailed after the program is complete. Please indicate if you are picking up supplies or using your own supplies.

As a self-guided event, Colorado Trout Unlimited and GSCO encourages Girl Scouts to complete this activity with their families. Please be sure to follow all state, county, and local public health guidelines surrounding COVID-19.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

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